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Verb: pacify  'pa-su,fI
  1. Cause to be more favourably inclined; gain the good will of
    "She managed to pacify the angry customer";
    - lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle
     
  2. Fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)
    "The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"

Derived forms: pacifying, pacifies, pacified

Type of: calm, calm down, establish, give, lull, quiet, quieten [Brit], still, tranquilize [N. Amer], tranquillise [Brit], tranquillize

Encyclopedia: Pacify