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pac·i·fy

pacify

 
 
pronunciation:
pae sih faI
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pacifies, pacifying, pacified
definition 1: to calm or restore peace of mind to.
The doctor's confident prediction of recovery pacified the child's agitated parents.Discussing the problem openly eventually pacified both sides.None of the mayor's explanations could pacify the crowd of angry citizens.
synonyms:
calm, mollify, quiet, smooth, soothe, tranquilize
antonyms:
anger, antagonize, arouse, irritate
similar words:
allay, appease, comfort, compose, conciliate, ease, gentle, lull, palliate, placate, quell, relax, relieve
definition 2: to satisfy temporarily; appease.
The landlord's promise to fix the hot water problem pacified the tenants.
synonyms:
appease, mollify, pacificate, placate, propitiate
similar words:
accommodate, accord, assuage, conciliate, humor, reconcile, satisfy, soften, soothe, stay
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derivation: pacifiable (adj.)
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