What is another word for Mollifying?

Pronunciation: [mˈɒlɪfˌa͡ɪɪŋ] (IPA)

Mollifying means to pacify or calm someone down. There are several synonyms for the word that can be used interchangeably. Some of the common synonyms for mollifying include appeasing, soothing, allaying, calming, easing, mitigating, placating, alleviating, and assuaging. These words suggest the act of making someone feel better or less tense by easing their anxiety or anger. Depending on the context of the situation, any of these synonyms can be used effectively to convey the same meaning as mollifying. Overall, mollifying and its synonyms seek to calm or pacify a person in order to avoid escalation of a particular situation.

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Usage examples for Mollifying

The man's tribute had a Mollifying effect upon the mother.
"The Son of his Father"
Ridgwell Cullum
Why, he did not say, but he, too, lay back and indulged in his friend's bad habit, feeling gradually calmer and more at rest, especially as the furtive rub he gave from time to time at one or other of the places where the bonds had been was Mollifying in its effect.
"One Maid's Mischief"
George Manville Fenn
For he said that the only way to satisfy the Monster, and to make it spare the land, was to feed it every Saturday with seven young maidens, who must be the fairest who could be found; and if, after this remedy had been tried once or twice, it did not succeed in Mollifying the Stoorworm and inducing him to depart, there was but one other measure that he could suggest, but that was so horrible and dreadful that he would not rend their hearts by mentioning it in the meantime.
"The Scottish Fairy Book"
Elizabeth W. Grierson

Related words: mollifying, calming, mollifiying, de-escalating, calming down, pacifying

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