Definitions for pacifyˈpæs əˌfaɪ
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pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
"She managed to mollify the angry customer"
fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)
"The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"
To bring peace to (a place or situation), by ending war, fighting, violence, anger or agitation.
To appease (someone).
Origin: From Latin pax + verb facio.
to make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet; to allay the agitation, excitement, or resentment of; to tranquillize; as, to pacify a man when angry; to pacify pride, appetite, or importunity
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An attempt by Russia and Iran to prop up Assad and try to pacify the population is just going to get them stuck in a quagmire and it won't work.
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