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(pacifies, pacifying, pacified)
1.
If you pacify someone who is angry, upset, or not pleased, you succeed in making them calm or pleased.
Is this a serious step, or is this just something to pacify the critics?...
= placate
VERB: V n
2.
If the army or the police pacify a group of people, they use force to overcome their resistance or protests.
Government forces have found it difficult to pacify the rebels...
VERB: V n
pacification
...the pacification of the country.
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