HyperDic: mollify

English > 3 senses of the word mollify:
VERBemotionmollify, pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, placate, gentle, gruntlecause to be more favorably inclined
changemollify, temper, season, moderatemake more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
changemollifymake less rigid or softer
mollify > pronunciation
Soundsmaa'lahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > mollify: 3 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to mollify Sue
Example"She managed to mollify the angry customer"
Synonymspacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, placate, gentle, gruntle
Broadercalm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillmake calm or still
Spanishaliviar, apaciguar, aplacar, calmar, pacificar, sosegar, suavizar
Catalanalleujar, apaivagar, aplacar, assossegar, conciliar, pacificar, suavitzar
Nounsmollificationthe act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined
mollificationa state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered
English > mollify: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymstemper, season, moderate
Broaderweakenlessen the strength of
Spanishatemperar, castigar, corregir, moderar, temperar, templar
Catalanassuaujar, moderar, temperar
Nounsmollificationthe act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined
mollificationa state of being appeased or ameliorated or tempered
English > mollify: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake less rigid or softer.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadersoftenmake soft or softer

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