Definition of Pacify

1. Verb. Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of. "The performance is likely to pacify Sue"; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"




2. Verb. Fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location). "The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"
Generic synonyms: Establish, Give
Derivative terms: Pacification, Pacifier, Peace, Peace, Peace

Definition of Pacify

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Pacify

1. Verb. (transitive) To bring peace to (a place or situation), by ending war, fighting, violence, anger or agitation. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To appease (someone). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pacify

1. to make peaceful [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: peaceful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pacify

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pacify (current term)
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Literary usage of Pacify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Synonyms Discriminated: A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English by Charles John Smith (1893)
"... but is employed of lesser disturbances of mina, and of mind only. pacify belongs to the feelings of men, and not in any way to the force of things. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... and hasty endeavours to pacify the people by partially acceding to their demands will only be interpreted as indications of fear, and an encouragement ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"The English government has been at a considerable expense in money and men to pacify the tribes of the interior, who have attempted to drive the English ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1887)
"... to the whole Alii- ance, Marshal Vaillant, moreover, found time and gracious, considerate words, as from comrade to com- and pacify rade, with which, ..."

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