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Meaning of PACIFY

Pronunciation:  'pasu`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location); "The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"
  2. [v]  cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify her angry boss"
 

PACIFY is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, placate
 
 See Also: calm, calm down, establish, give, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are trying to pacify someone or a situation means that you will be will admired and respected for you kindness.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allay, alleviate, appease, arrange, array, assuage, calm, calm down, cease, compose, conciliate, cool, cool off, cradle, defuse, deploy, die down, dispose, dulcify, dwindle, ease, ebb, even out, form, gentle, grade, halt, harmonize, hierarchize, hush, lay, lay out, lay the dust, line up, lull, marshal, methodize, mitigate, moderate, molder, mollify, normalize, order, organize, placate, pour balm into, pour balm on, propitiate, qualify, quell, quiesce, quiet, quieten, rank, regularize, regulate, relieve, rest, rock, rock to sleep, routinize, set up, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, smoothen, soften, soothe, stabilize, standardize, steady, still, stop, structure, subdue, subside, sweeten, systematize, temper, tranquilize, wane
 

 

 

 

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