Definition of pacify verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    pacify

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈpæsəˌfaɪ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pacify
     
    he / she / it pacifies
     
    past simple pacified
     
    -ing form pacifying
     
     
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  1. 1pacify somebody to make someone who is angry or upset become calm and quiet synonym placate The baby could not be pacified. The speech was designed to pacify the irate crowd.
  2. 2pacify something to bring peace to an area where there is fighting or a war a turbulent period before the country was pacified
pacification
 
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NAmE//ˌpæsəfəˈkeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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