What is mollify?

More definitions of "mollify":

  • (verb): Make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else; moderate.
    Synonyms: temper, season
  • (verb): Make less rigid or softer.

Famous quotes containing the word mollify:

    Sentimentalists ... adopt whatever merit is in good repute, and almost make it hateful with their praise. The warmer their expressions, the colder we feel.... Cure the drunkard, heal the insane, mollify the homicide, civilize the Pawnee, but what lessons can be devised for the debauchee of sentiment?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)