Mollify vs Mobile - What's the difference?

mollify | mobile |


As a verb mollify

is to ease a burden, particularly worry; make less painful; to comfort.

As an adjective mobile is

capable of being moved.

As a noun mobile is

a sculpture or decorative arrangement made of items hanging so that they can move independently from each other ().

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mollify

English

Alternative forms

* mollifie

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To ease a burden, particularly worry; make less painful; to comfort.
  • * 1893 , (Henry George), The Condition of Labor: An Open Letter to Pope Leo XIII, p. 104:
  • *:All that charity can do where injustice exists is here and there to somewhat mollify the effects of injustice.
  • * 1997 , A Government Reinvented: A Study of Alberta's Deficit Elimination Program, p. 408:
  • *:The draft Charter School Handbook issued in November 1994 sought to mollify concerns over teacher quality, if not ATA membership, by requiring teacher certification.
  • To appease (anger), pacify, gain the good will of.
  • * 1867 , , chapter 2:
  • Although this invitation was accompanied with a curtsey that might have softened the heart of a church-warden, it by no means mollified the beadle.
  • * 1916 , , chapter 5:
  • The angry goat was quite mollified by the respectful tone in which he was addressed.
  • To soften; to make tender
  • * 1662 , , Book III, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 113:
  • "Nor is it any more difficulty for him to mollifie what is hard, then it is to harden what is so soft and fluid as the Aire."
  • * 1724 , (William Burkitt), Expository Notes, with Practical Observations on the New Testament, p. 102:
  • *:By thy kindness thou wilt melt and mollify his spirit towards thee, as hardest metals are melted by coals of fire …
  • Synonyms

    * (to ease a burden) assuage, calm, comfort, mitigate, soothe * (to appease) appease, conciliate, pacify, placate, propitiate, satisfy * See also

    mobile

    English

    (wikipedia mobile)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Capable of being moved.
  • By agency of mobile phones.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=An internet of airborne things, date=2012-12-01, volume=405, issue=8813, page=3 (Technology Quarterly), magazine= citation
  • , passage=A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.}}
  • Characterized by an extreme degree of fluidity; moving or flowing with great freedom.
  • Mercury is a mobile liquid.
  • Easily moved in feeling, purpose, or direction; excitable; changeable; fickle.
  • (Testament of Love)
  • * Hawthorne
  • the quick and mobile curiosity of her disposition
  • Changing in appearance and expression under the influence of the mind.
  • mobile features
  • (biology) Capable of being moved, aroused, or excited; capable of spontaneous movement.
  • Antonyms

    * fixed * immobile * sessile

    Derived terms

    * MASH * mobile library * mobile phone * mobile station

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sculpture or decorative arrangement made of items hanging so that they can move independently from each other ().
  • A mobile phone ().
  • Something that can move.
  • Anagrams

    * English heteronyms ----