Definitions for pacificationˌpæs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pac•i•fi•ca•tionˌpæs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of pacifying or the state of being pacified; appeasement.

  2. the process of attempting to rid an area of terrorists or other enemies by military force or psychological persuasion.

Origin of pacification:

1490–1500; < L

pa•cif′i•ca•to`ry-kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacification, mollification(noun)

    the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined

    "a wonderful skill in the pacification of crying infants"; "his unsuccessful mollification of the mob"

  2. peace, peace treaty, pacification(noun)

    a treaty to cease hostilities

    "peace came on November 11th"

  3. pacification, counterinsurgency(noun)

    actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency

Wiktionary

  1. pacification(Noun)

    The process of pacifying.

  2. pacification(Noun)

    The process of calming, settling and taking control over a object, person or situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pacification(noun)

    the act or process of pacifying, or of making peace between parties at variance; reconciliation


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