Translation of "pacify" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈpæs.ɪ.faɪ/ us

to cause someone who is angry or upset to be calm and satisfied

apaciguar, calmar
He pacified his crying child with a bottle.
It was difficult for the police to pacify the angry crowd.

to bring peace to a place or end war in a place

A UN force has been sent in to try and pacify the area worst affected by the civil war.
pacification noun [ no plural ] uk /ˌpæs.ɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us

(Translation of “pacify” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈpӕsifai/ (past tense, past participle pacified)

to make calm or peaceful

apaciguar, calmar
She tried to pacify the quarrelling children.
pacification /-fi-/ noun

pacification of the region.
pacifier /ˈpæsiˌfaiə/ noun

(American ) a rubber or plastic object for a baby to suck; dummy (British)


something that makes people calm.

pacifism noun

the belief that all war is wrong and that one must not take part in it

The Quaker faith of his father drew him to pacifism.
pacifist noun

a person who believes in pacifism

As a pacifist he refused to fight in the war.

(Translation of “pacify” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)