mollify mollify  /ˈmɑ lə ˌfaɪ/

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):

  • The salesman tried to mollify the customer who was agitated that even after a month her complaint had not been looked into.

News

  • Adobe beats profit expectations, mulls subscription changes

    Adobe Systems is trying to move its customers to its Creative Cloud subscription. (Credit: Adobe Systems) Adobe Systems beat analysts' profitability expectations by 3 cents in the second fiscal quarter, ratcheted its Creative Cloud subscriber total up 221,000 to 700,000, and is considering new measures to mollify those who don't like the subscriptions, the company said Tuesday. The company ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, called the filibuster attempt "a last-ditch partisan effort to mollify the lobbyists of the hard left. It will backfire, and a filibuster-proof majority will vote to move forward on this nomination."
    on Jan 30, 2006 By: John Cornyn Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "Assassinations are not street crimes like cell phone snatching. It takes a lot of sleuthing to unmask gun-for-hires. This is a job best done by our intelligence guys," Escudero said, adding, "I hope this is not another pr job to mollify...
    on May 5, 2009 By: Francis Escudero Source: GMA news.tv

  3. "Only after Obama had all but wrapped up the Democratic nomination did he schedule a campaign stop in Michigan last month," Anuzis said. "He's hoping that a few well-staged photo-ops will mollify voter uncertainty about his qualifications to...
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Saul Anuzis Source: MLive.com

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