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English verb: pacify

1. pacify (emotion) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of


SamplesShe managed to mollify the angry customer.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to pacify Sue


Synonymsappease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, placate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

2. pacify (creation) fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)


SamplesThe U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)establish, give









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