addulce

transitive verb
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of addulce

obsolete
: to bring into harmony or agreement : mollify

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First Known Use of addulce

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for addulce

alteration (influenced by Latin dulcis) of earlier addoulce, adoulce, from Middle French adoulcer, adoulcier, literally, to sweeten, from a- (from Latin ad-) + doulce, douz sweet, from Latin dulcis

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“Addulce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/addulce. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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