mollified mollified  /ˈmɑ lə ˌfaɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
  2. (v) make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate
  3. (v) make less rigid or softer

Usage(s):

  1. They were not one bit mollified by the apology Alomar wrote.
  2. The bloodthirsty mob was mollified, for the moment at least.
  3. But first Karzai will need to be mollified that he is no longer in the doghouse with Obama.

News

  1. The Ticker

    Bernanke soothes investors on bond buys Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke mollified investors yesterday with testimony that the central bank’s $85 billion per month in bond purchases “are by no means on a preset course.” Testifying before the House Financial Services Committee, Bernanke said the Fed’s quantitative stimulus program depends on economic and financial developments. TODAY
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

  2. Ben Bernanke remarks ease bond concerns

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke mollified investors today with testimony that the central bank’s $85 billion per month in bond purchases “are by no means on a preset course.” Testifying before the House Financial Services Committee, Bernanke said the Fed’s quantitative stimulus program depends on economic and financial developments.
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Boston Herald

Quotes

  1. "As I said in the press conference, my sense of hurt and humiliation has been more than mollified by the graciousness and generosity of what Advaniji did in inviting me to speak to him, to meet him, and to wonder whether we could treat it as a...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Jaswant Singh Source: The Express Tribune

  2. Tauscher added, "I think his rhetoric is intended to mollify us and we're beyond being mollified."
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Ellen Tauscher Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "It was deranged. I mean, I loved him but I couldn't let him out in my backyard or take him on walks, he'd go crazy on other dogs. I had to keep him mollified in my house. I thought, it can't be an accident that I have a dog like this. I picked him...
    on Aug 10, 2006 By: Merrill Markoe Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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