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mollify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmollifymol‧li‧fy /ˈmɒlɪfaɪ $ ˈmɑː-/ verb (mollified, mollifying, mollifies) [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 ANGRYto make someone feel less angry and upset about something syn placate 🔊 He attempted to mollify her. 🔊 Nature reserves were set up around new power stations to mollify local conservationists.→ See Verb table
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mollifyI managed to calm him down by handing him my camera, just as one would do to mollify an angry child.Mel appeared somewhat mollified by her words.Those irate fans, however, may be mollified if the committee continues to deal consistently with all such offenders.This mollified investors but deeply upset employees.Nature reserves were set up around new power stations to mollify local conservationists.It would relieve the pressure from the peace groups in the United States and mollify many of the doves.None of these points will mollify the biggest Tory sceptics.I refuse to be mollified with coffee.
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Verb table
mollify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymollify
he, she, itmollifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymollified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mollified
he, she, ithas mollified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mollified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mollify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mollified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mollifying
he, she, itis mollifying
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you, we, theyare mollifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas mollifying
you, we, theywere mollifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mollifying
he, she, ithas been mollifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mollifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mollifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mollifying
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