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Synonyms for mollify
ˈmɒl əˌfaɪ

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  1. mollify(verb)

    To ease a burden; make less painful; to comfort

    Synonyms:
    satisfy, soothe, pacify, calm, comfort

  2. mollify(verb)

    To appease, pacify, gain the good will of.

    Synonyms:
    pacify, calm, comfort, soothe, satisfy

  3. mollify(verb)

    To soften; to make tender

    Synonyms:
    satisfy, soothe, comfort, pacify, calm

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mollify

    Allay and alleviate are closely kindred in signification, and have been often interchanged in usage. But, in strictness, to allay is to lay to rest, quiet or soothe that which is excited; to alleviate, on the other hand, is to lighten a burden. We allay suffering by using means to soothe and tranquilize the sufferer; we alleviate suffering by doing something toward removal of the cause, so that there is less to suffer; where the trouble is wholly or chiefly in the excitement, to allay the excitement is virtually to remove the trouble; as, to allay rage or panic; we alleviate poverty, but do not allay it. Pacify, directly from the Latin, and appease, from the Latin through the French, signify to bring to peace; to mollify is to soften; to calm, quiet, or tranquilize is to make still; compose, to place together, unite, adjust to a calm and settled condition; to soothe (originally to assent to, humor) is to bring to pleased quietude. We allay excitement, appease a tumult, calm agitation, compose our feelings or countenance, pacify the quarrelsome, quiet the boisterous or clamorous, soothe grief or distress. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    allay, alleviate, appease, calm, compose, pacify, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize

    Antonyms:
    agitate, arouse, excite, fan, kindle, provoke, rouse, stir, stir up

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, quell, gentle, relieve, lenify, stay, placate, quench, allay, ennoble, settle, gruntle, palliate, accommodate, appease, pacify, temper, assuage, propitiate, alleviate, slake, make up, entitle, patch up, reconcile, season

  2. temper, season, mollify(verb)

    make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate

    "she tempered her criticism"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, gentle, chasten, flavour, placate, temper, moderate, gruntle, flavor, harden, appease, pacify, assuage, lenify, normalize, anneal, season

  3. mollify(verb)

    make less rigid or softer

    Synonyms:
    lenify, appease, gentle, season, gruntle, pacify, placate, temper, assuage, conciliate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mollify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    soften, make soft

  2. mollify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    appease, pacify, compose, soothe, tranquillize, calm, quiet

  3. mollify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assuage, mitigate, moderate, ease, allay, abate, temper, attemper, relieve, lessen, qualify, dull, blunt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mollify(v)

    Synonyms:
    appease, pacify, tranquilize

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How to use mollify in a sentence?

  1. Walter Lippmann:

    The ordinary politician has a very low estimate of human nature. In his daily life he comes into contact chiefly with persons who want to get something or to avoid something. Beyond this circle of seekers after privileges, individuals and organized minorities, he is aware of a large unorganized, indifferent mass of citizens who ask nothing in particular and rarely complain. The politician comes after a while to think that the art of politics is to satisfy the seekers after favors and to mollify the inchoate mass with noble sentiments and patriotic phrases.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    There is nothing to testify about. I think if President Donald Trump or President Donald Trump allies in the Senate persist it means they are not serious about what they are doing, what would I offer in terms of testimony that I heard Dr.( Fiona) Hill in open hearing say such and such ? That is not pertinent. The only reason for them to go through with this is to mollify President Donald Trump and that is not a good reason to try to call a member of Congress as a witness.

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