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English definition of “pacify”

pacify

verb [T] (CALM)    /ˈpæs.ɪ.faɪ/
to cause someone who is angry or upset to be calm and satisfied: He pacified his crying child with a bottle. It was difficult for the police to pacify the angry crowd.Calming and relaxing pacification     /ˌpæs.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] Calming and relaxingStopping fighting
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