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mollify

(verb) To calm in temper or feeling; soothe.

Synonyms: appease, assuage, conciliate, pacify, placate

Usage: She was so outraged that nothing her friends said could mollify her anger.
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she mollified by his flattery
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to reduce the stiffness or rigidity of

shaving cream mollifies the bread
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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS.- MOLLIFY 162. MODERATION VERBS 7. calm, becalm, tranquilize, pacify, mollify, appease, dulcify; quiet, hush, still, rest, compose, lull, soothe, cool, subdue, quell; smooth, smooth over, smooth down. Music mollifies all sad feelings.
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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS.- MOLLIFY 162. MODERATION VERBS 7. calm, becalm, tranquilize, pacify, mollify, appease, dulcify; quiet, hush, still, rest, compose, lull, soothe, cool, subdue, quell; smooth, smooth over, smooth down. Music mollifies all sad feelings.
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ROGET´S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS.- MOLLIFY 162. MODERATION VERBS 7. calm, becalm, tranquilize, pacify, mollify, appease, dulcify; quiet, hush, still, rest, compose, lull, soothe, cool, subdue, quell; smooth, smooth over, smooth down. Music mollifies all sad feelings.
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Word History: Today's Word is a slight modification of Old French mollifier, the French modification of Latin mollificare "to make soft, mollify". The Latin verb was created from mollis "soft" + a variation of facere "to make". The root of mollis also turns up in emollient, a softener, and mollusk, the hard-shelled sea creature with the soft, edible innards. That root was originally mol-/mel- with an E-variant that turned into words meaning "grind", for example, English mill and meal, the softened grain product that goes into bread-making. Milling grain apparently was originally seen as softening it for cooking. With different suffixes, it drifted away to various other concepts of softness, such as English melt and Russian molodoi "young".


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Mollify

abate - allay - appease - assuage - becalm - benumb - conciliate - decrease - ease - mitigate - pacify - patch up - placate - soften - soothe - temper - thaw

e,g,

None of these points will mollify the biggest Tory sceptics. - The Economist. London -
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i pacify my son to do his honework
Dr WWWW
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Pacifying Conservatives -- for a while
Quote:
Conservatives had been mollified during recent contentious legislative battles over Islamic militants and funding for border security when House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana reached out earlier in the process to hear concerns that far-right members had with the bills.

But Scalise — a former chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the House GOP’s right plank — didn’t bring the hard-line members into the fold with the spending bill, multiple GOP lawmakers said. That irritated conservatives even before the funding language was unveiled nearly a week later.

One Republican member said: “One of the reasons everyone is so pissed is they never reached out.”



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