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Word: mollify

Definition: soothe an angry person


Sentences Containing 'mollify'

In order to mollify agitation by the farming interests, a section of the act specified that an agricultural department was to be established with the University.
Mr. Chillip was fluttered again, by the extreme severity of my aunt's manner; so he made her a little bow and gave her a little smile, to mollify her.
Yvan, caught in the middle of the conflict, tries to please and mollify both of them.

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