HyperDic: pacify

English > 2 senses of the word pacify:
VERBemotionpacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntlecause to be more favorably inclined
creationpacifyfight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)
pacify > pronunciation
Soundspae'sahfay.
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > pacify: 2 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to pacify Sue
Synonymslenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle
Broadercalm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillmake calm or still
Spanishaliviar, apaciguar, aplacar, calmar, pacificar, sosegar, suavizar
Catalanalleujar, apaivagar, aplacar, assossegar, conciliar, pacificar, suavitzar
Nounspacificationthe act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined
pacifierdevice used for an infant to suck or bite on
peacethe absence of mental stress or anxiety
peaceharmonious relations / relations
English > pacify: 2 senses > verb 2, creation
Meaningfight violence and try to establish peace in (a location).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"
Broaderestablish, givebring about
Spanishpacificar
Catalanpacificar
Nounspacifiersomeone who tries to bring peace
peace, pacificationa treaty to cease hostilities
peacethe state prevailing during the absence of war
peacethe general security of public places

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