mollify


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make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else

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make less rigid or softer

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Egg supplier Deans Foods is offering farmers 'portable contracts' in an effort to mollify competition watchdogs over its merger with rival Stonegate to form Noble Foods.
Although critical of the management of the situation by himself and other top city officials, his account is unlikely to mollify peaceful activists or innocent passers-by shot by rubber bullets, tear-gassed, or otherwise abused by rioting police officers, as Stamper elides over the sequence of events concerning the use of force and blames the debacle on his own and others naivete, lack of resources, and the stereotypical thuggish anarchist bent on violence that is ubiquitous to police riots around the world.
So generous was the government's budget, in fact, that it appeared to mollify consumer ill will toward a series of recent interest rate increases.
Qantas CEO Geoff Dixon, who will retain his position along with other members of the management team, yesterday did his part to mollify public concern over the transition facing Australia's national airline.
Although NSAIDs may neither alter the risk of developing an invasive GAS infection nor accelerate an established infection, these drugs can mollify the signs and symptoms of streptococcal infection, possibly delaying appropriate management and treatment (3).
He admits that Pease isn't signed for his goal-scoring, and a different statistic for the week should mollify him.
Robert Pires may not be quite as vital to the Arsenal cause as countryman Thierry Henry but he proved just why boss Arsene Wenger would well to mollify him with the kind of deal he desires.
US President George Bush, stung by the rejection of his first choice, has nominated conservative judge Samuel Alito to replace moderate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in a bid to reshape the Supreme Court and mollify his political base.
In addition, to mollify the solid waste departments, C&D recyclers have to be ready to make the same payoffs to the cities, counties and solid waste districts that they have become accustomed to receiving from the waste haulers.
It would be a tidy way to mollify that wing of the party, viewed as essential to the president in his reelection bid.
Robertson failed to mollify the American Foreign Service Association, a professional group that represents 11,000 U.
They receive further encouragement from the show's denouement, which invariably features a designer or decorator of Christ-like patience who steps in to mollify the warring factions by curbing even the tackiest excesses and delivering a touch of class and taste that both can live with.
The scientists' plans to plant only sterile, female trees and to harvest before pollination don't mollify Harris.