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PACIFY (pacified)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pacify mean? 

PACIFY (verb)
  The verb PACIFY has 2 senses:

1. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
2. fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)

  Familiarity information: PACIFY used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PACIFY (verb)

Sense 1pacify [BACK TO TOP]


Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


pacify; mollify; lenify; gruntle; gentle; conciliate; assuage; appease; placate

Context example:

She managed to mollify the angry customer

Hypernyms (to "pacify" is one way to...):

calm; calm down; lull; quiet; quieten; still; tranquilize; tranquillise; tranquillize (make calm or still)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to pacify Sue

Sense 2pacify [BACK TO TOP]


Fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia

Hypernyms (to "pacify" is one way to...):

establish; give (bring about)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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