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pacify


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pacify  \Pac"i*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pacified};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Pacifying}.]  [F.  pacifier,  L.  pacificare  pax,  pacis, 
  peace  +  -ficare  (in  comp.)  to  make  See  {Peace},  and  {-fy}.] 
  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.  ``Pray  ye  pacify 
  yourself.''  --Shak. 
 
  To  pacify  and  settle  those  countries.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pacify 
  v  :  cause  to  be  more  favorably  inclined;  gain  the  good  will  of 
  "She  managed  to  mollify  her  angry  boss"  [syn:  {lenify},  {conciliate}, 
  {assuage},  {appease},  {mollify},  {placate},  {gentle},  {gruntle}] 




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