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Definition calm someone who is angry; or establish peace
  • She was upset and I could not pacify her.
pacify = calm
  • The U.N. troops helped to pacify Bosnia
  • pacify = establish peace in
  • I could not pacify my conscience.
  • pacify = calm
  • They made sacrifices to pacify the gods.
  • pacify = calm
  • My apology did not pacify her.
  • pacify = calm
  • I tried to pacify her, and at last succeeded, and she lay quiet.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • pacify = calm
  • The conductor's been trying to pacify her.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • pacify = calm
  • No one could pacify him.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • pacify = calm
  • He had already chosen the title of the book, after much thought: The Pacification of the Primitive Tribes of the Lower Niger.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • pacification = getting others to peacefully submit to rule
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He pacified his conscience by promising himself a compensatingly harder self-discipline, purifications the more complete and thorough.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • pacified = calmed
  • She refused to be pacified, but I had shown myself in a favorable and Christian light.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • pacified = calmed
  • But Sam placed a pacifying hand on her arm.
    Mina Baites  --  The Silver Music Box
  • pacifying = calming
  • "I pray you," answered the minister, "if thou hast any means of pacifying the child, do it forthwith!"
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • pacifying = calming
  • This promise poorly pacified her; but time was more potent;
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • pacified = calmed
  • You drain me of money till I have got nothing to pacify her with, and she'll do as she threatens some day.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • pacify = calm
  • His father was pacified, and the levy paid, with credit for next year.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • pacified = calmed
  • That he and the others were being pacified, slowly being led to another shock like the one they'd had when they awakened in the dormitory after being rescued from the Maze.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • pacified = calmed from violence
  • These were the people we had come to save, to pacify.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • pacify = calm someone who is angry; or establish peace
  • And for the moment the spirit of the clan was pacified.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • pacified = calmed
  • Now, since I've seen her, I'm pacified — a little.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
pacified = calmed

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