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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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Akio Mikuni, president of an independent bond rating agency in Tokyo, called the reforms "mostly cosmetic policy changes dished up largely for the purpose of mollifying Japan's trading partners.
Sometimes women who fear anger and are married to habitually angry men become so focused on mollifying that anger that they fail to defend the interests of children.
The men forbiddingly squared off to insure clan integrity, while the women were a mollifying force, their beautiful climactic interlacing a cocoon for the integration of the lovers (Marie Boieru and Paige Fulleton, naturals in this fanciful atmosphere).
I hauled my lame lumbar to the house with a triumphant glow mollifying my aches and twinges.
While much of the document is aimed at reducing the tensions, if not actually reconciling the differences, between conservative Catholics and evangelicals, its main thrust--however couched in glittering generalities and mollifying, obscure language--is the promotion of a common political agenda: "the right ordering of civil society" (with a heavy emphasis on right).
Fueling ``Wonder Showzen'' is a righteous anger at children's programming in general and mollifying propaganda in particular.
Clinton's motives are unknown, though possibly they have to do with an interest in mollifying the Catholic hierarchy in the wake of Clinton's support for abortion rights and opposition to tax aid for sectarian schools.