Meaning of “pacify” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “pacify” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pacifyverb [ T ]

us /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.

(Definition of “pacify” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)