verb (mollifies, mollifying, mollified)
- to soothe; to gain the good will of [Synonyms: appease, pacify]
- to reduce the rigidity of something [Synonyms: soften]
- to moderate; to reduce in intensity [Synonyms: assuage, temper]
- To mollify the recent complaints from conservative parents, the school banned all female students from wearing miniskirts to school.
- Using fabric softener will mollify your laundry. No more stiff shirts!
- Despite calling it a ‘wardrobe malfunction,’ they weren’t able to mollify the negative public reaction and media coverage.
From Old French mollifier, via Late Latin, from Latin mollis soft + facere to make (Ref: Collins Online Dictionary)