To pacify the ulema, always wary of any rival forum, this initial gathering consisted entirely of men who were clerics.
It was clearly a not-so-subtle attempt to pacify his American critics.
Nevertheless, Iran can only go so far to pacify Iraq with its own forces.
late 15c., "appease, allay the anger of (someone)," from Middle French pacifier "make peace," from Latin pacificare "to make peace; pacify," from pacificus (see pacific). Of countries or regions, "to bring to a condition of calm," c.1500, from the start with suggestions of submission and terrorization. Related: Pacified; pacifying.