Definition of mollify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mollify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈmɒlɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːlɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mollify
BrE BrE//ˈmɒlɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːlɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it mollifies
BrE BrE//ˈmɒlɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːlɪfaɪz//
 
past simple mollified
BrE BrE//ˈmɒlɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːlɪfaɪd//
 
past participle mollified
BrE BrE//ˈmɒlɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːlɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form mollifying
BrE BrE//ˈmɒlɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːlɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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mollify somebody (formal) to make somebody feel less angry or upset synonym placate His explanation failed to mollify her. Word Origin late Middle English (also in the sense ‘make soft or supple’): from French mollifier or Latin mollificare, from mollis ‘soft’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mollify