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Definitions for pacify
ˈpæs əˌfaɪpaci·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntleverb

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

  2. pacifyverb

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. pacifyverb

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

  2. pacifyverb

    To appease (someone).

  3. Etymology: From Latin pax + verb facio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To PACIFYverb

    To appease; to still resentment; to quiet an angry person; to compose any desire.

    Etymology: pacifier, Fr. pacifio, Lat.

    While the dog hunted in the river, he had withdrawn to pacify with sleep his over-watched eyes. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Menelaus promised Ptolemy money, if he would pacify the king. 2 Mac. iv. 45.

    The most high is not pacified for sin by the multitude of sacrifices. Ecclus xxxiv. 19.

    Although in his journey he heard news of the victory, yet he went on as far as York, to pacify and settle those countries. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    O villain! to have wit at will upon all other occasions, and not one diverting syllable now at a pinch to pacify our mistress. Roger L'Estrange.

    Nor William’s pow’r, nor Mary’s charms
    Could or repel, or pacify his arms. Matthew Prior.

ChatGPT

  1. pacify

    To pacify means to ease the anger, agitation, or strong emotion of someone, or to calm, soothe or restore peace in a place or situation. It typically involves reducing or eliminating conflict, disorder, disagreement, or violence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pacifyverb

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pacify

    pas′i-fī, v.t. to make peaceful: to appease: to bring back peace to: to calm; to soothe.—adjs. Pac′ifiable, that may be pacified; Pacif′ic, peacemaking: appeasing: peaceful: mild: tranquil.—n. the ocean between Asia and America, so called by its discoverer Magellan because he sailed peacefully over it after weathering Cape Horn.—adj. Pacif′ical, pacific (obs. except in phrase Letters pacifical, letters recommending the bearer as one in peace and fellowship with the church—also Letters of peace, Pacificæ).—adv. Pacif′ically.—v.t. Pacif′icāte, to give peace to.—ns. Pacificā′tion, the act of making peace, esp. between parties at variance; Pacif′icātor, Pac′ifier, a peacemaker.—adj. Pacif′icātory, tending to make peace. [Fr. pacifier—L. pacificārepax, pacis, peace, facĕre, to make.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pacify in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pacify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of pacify in a Sentence

  1. Barack Obama:

    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.

  2. Aly Raisman:

    Continuing to issue statements to pacify Aly Raisman will no longer work.

  3. President Obama:

    [A]n attempt byRussia 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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