What does pacify mean?

Definitions for pacify
ˈpæs əˌfaɪpaci·fy

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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.

    Etymology: From Latin pax + verb facio.

  2. pacify(Verb)

    To appease (someone).

    Etymology: 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

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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How to say pacify in sign language?

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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. Aly Raisman:

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

  2. 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.

  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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