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mollify

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mollire (to soften, to calm)

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to mollify

Third person singular
mollif

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
i

to mollify (third-person singular simple present mollif, present participle i, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To ease a burden; make less painful; to comfort
  2. To appease, gain the good will of.

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Quotations

  • 1867Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, Ch. 2
    Although this invitation was accompanied with a curtsey that might have softened the heart of a church-warden, it by no means mollified the beadle.
  • 1916L. Frank Baum, Rinkitink in Oz, Ch. 5
    The angry goat was quite mollified by the respectful tone in which he was addressed.

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