Lenify
Lenify Len"i*fy (l[e^]n"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [L. lenis soft, mild + -fy: cf. F. l['e]nifier.] To assuage; to soften; to mitigate; to alleviate. --Bacon. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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  • lenify — index palliate (abate), relax, remit (relax), soothe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lenify — leni·fy …   English syllables

  • lenify — verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of She managed to mollify the angry customer • Syn: ↑pacify, ↑conciliate, ↑assuage, ↑appease, ↑mollify, ↑placate, ↑gentle, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pacified — Pacify Pac i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pacified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pacifying}.] [F. pacifier, L. pacificare; pax, pacis, peace + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Peace}, and { fy}.] To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pacify — Pac i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pacified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pacifying}.] [F. pacifier, L. pacificare; pax, pacis, peace + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Peace}, and { fy}.] To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet; to allay …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pacifying — Pacify Pac i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pacified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pacifying}.] [F. pacifier, L. pacificare; pax, pacis, peace + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Peace}, and { fy}.] To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remit — re·mit /ri mit/ vb re·mit·ted, re·mit·ting [Latin remittere to let go back, send back, give up, forgive, from re back + mittere to let go, send] vt 1 a: to release from the guilt or penalty of b: to refrain from exacting remit a tax c …   Law dictionary

  • palliate — I (abate) verb allay, alleviate, appease, arrest, assuage, attemper, bate, bound, bring to a standstill, cease, check, circumscribe, curb, curtail, deactivate, decelerate, decrease, desist, diminish, discontinue, ease, eliminate, lenify, lessen,… …   Law dictionary

  • relax — I verb abate, allay, assuage, be lenient, bend, diminish, ease, give, lenify, lessen, milden, mitigate, moderate, modify, modulate, reduce, relent, remit, show clemency, show pity, slacken, soften, temper, weaken, yield associated concepts: relax …   Law dictionary

  • soothe — I verb allay, alleviate, ameliorate, appease, assuage, attemper, balm, becalm, blunt, calm, comfort, compose, deaden, dulcify, dull, ease, free from anxiety, free from pain, give relief, humor, hush, lenify, lenire, lessen, lull, mitigate,… …   Law dictionary

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