Mollify

Mol"li*fy

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mollified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mollifying (?).] [F. mollifier, L. mollificare; mollis soft + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Enmollient, Moil, v. t., and -fy.] 1. To soften; to make tender; to reduce the hardness, harshness, or asperity of; to qualify; as, to mollify the ground.
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With sweet science mollified their stubborn hearts.
Spenser.
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2. To assuage, as pain or irritation, to appease, as excited feeling or passion; to pacify; to calm.
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