pacify

[pas-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), pacified, pacifying.
1.
to bring or restore to a state of peace or tranquillity; quiet; calm: to pacify an angry man.
2.
to appease: to pacify one's appetite.
3.
to reduce to a state of submission, especially by military force; subdue.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin pācificāre to make peace. See pacific, -fy

pacifiable, adjective
pacifyingly, adverb
nonpacifiable, adjective
repacify, verb (used with object), repacified, repacifying.
unpacifiable, adjective
unpacified, adjective


2. soothe, mollify, assuage.


2. anger, enrage.
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pacify (ˈpæsɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to calm the anger or agitation of; mollify
2.  to restore to peace or order, esp by the threat or use of force
 
[C15: from Old French pacifier; see pacific]
 
'pacifiable
 
adj

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pacify
mid-15c., from M.Fr. pacifier, from O.Fr., "make peace," from L. pacificare "to make peace, pacify," from pacificus (see pacific).
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Example sentences
Entertainment on the plane keeps many toddlers pacified and quiet.
In other words, in areas still not pacified by our troops, it is perfectly
  appropriate to see more soldiers than aid workers.
Though there is still plenty of drug-dealing in pacified favelas it is discreet
  and the dealers no longer carry heavy weapons.
They would be able to tell their editors that they had spoken to him, and the
  editors might be pacified and impressed.
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