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pacifyverb [T]

 us   /ˈpæs·əˌfɑɪ/
to ​cause someone who is ​angry or ​upset to be ​calm and ​satisfied: The ​governorlaterapologized, but ​unionmembers weren’t pacified.
To pacify a ​place is to ​bringpeace there or end a ​war: The US ​plans to ​sendtroops to pacify the ​country.
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pacifyverb [T]

uk   /ˈpæs.ɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈpæs.ə.faɪ/
  • pacify verb [T] (PEACE)

to ​bringpeace to a ​place or end ​war in a ​place: A UN ​force has been ​sent in to ​try and pacify the ​areaworstaffected by the ​civilwar.
pacification
noun [U] uk   /ˌpæs.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌpæs.ə.fəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
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