- Present participle of mollify.
Variant of mollify
transitive verbmollified, mollifying
- to soothe the temper of; pacify; appease
- to make less intense, severe, or violent
Origin of mollifyMiddle English molifien, Middle French mollifier ; from Late Latin mollificare, to soften ; from Classical Latin mollis, soft (; from Indo-European an unverified form mḷdu-, soft ; from base an unverified form mel-, to crush from source mill) + facere, to make, do