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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: mollifier, from Late Latin mollificare, from Latin mollis 'soft'

mollify

verb
     
mol‧li‧fy past tense and past participle mollified, present participle mollifying, third person singular mollifies [transitive] formal
to make someone feel less angry and upset about something [= placate]:
He attempted to mollify her.
Nature reserves were set up around new power stations to mollify local conservationists.

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