Mollify

Definition of Mollify

Mol´li`fy
v. t.1.To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the ground.
[imp. & p. p. Mollified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mollifying .]
With sweet science mollified their stubborn hearts.
- Spenser.
2.To assuage, as pain or irritation, to appease, as excited feeling or passion; to pacify; to calm.

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