One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘nature reserves were set up to mollify local conservationists’
appease, placate, pacify, conciliate, humour, soothe, calm, calm down, still, quieten, propitiate
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2‘the government's undertaking mollified the fears of the public’
allay, assuage, alleviate, mitigate, ease, lessen, reduce, moderate, lull, temper, tone down, cushion, quell, soften, blunt
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