Definitions for pacifyˈpæs əˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. pacify(verb)

    fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)

    "The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"

Wiktionary

  1. pacify(Verb)

    To bring peace to (a place or situation), by ending war, fighting, violence, anger or agitation.

  2. pacify(Verb)

    To appease (someone).

  3. Origin: From Latin pax + verb facio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pacify(verb)

    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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