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English definition of “pacify”


verb [T]    /ˈpæs·əˌfɑɪ/
to cause someone who is angry or upset to be calm and satisfied : The governor later apologized , but union members weren’t pacified. To pacify a place is to bring peace there or end a war : The US plans to send troops to pacify the country .
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