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mollify (verb) make less angry; soothe.
When you mollify a person, you make them feel less angry or less upset about something. You soothe or make a person cool down when you mollify them. When a person is angry, you mollify them, if you make them less angry. When someone is very upset about something, and if your words pacify them, you mollify them.
- However might Ricky try, he failed to mollify the anger of Susan. She appeared to be in no mood to become calm.
- The despotic leader was in great fury. The appearance of his beloved baby daughter mollified his rage and he instantly cooled down.