What does the word mollify mean?

Usage examples for mollify

  1. They took no one step to divert the dangerous spirit which began even then to appear in the colonies, to compromise with it, to mollify it, or to subdue it. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  2. And the said Rajah did write to the said Hastings a letter, in order to mitigate and mollify him, declaring to the said Hastings that his sole reliance was on him, " and that in every instance he depended on his faith, religion, promises, and actions." – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
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