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English verb: mollify

1. mollify (emotion) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

SamplesShe managed to mollify the angry customer.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to mollify Sue

Synonymsappease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, pacify, placate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

2. mollify (change) make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate

SamplesShe tempered her criticism.

Synonymsseason, temper

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)weaken

3. mollify (change) make less rigid or softer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)soften

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