June 23, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
pacify /ˈpæsəˌfaɪ/ verb
pacify
/ˈpæsəˌfaɪ/
verb

pacifies; pacified; pacifying

The mother is trying to pacify her baby.
The mother is trying to pacify her baby.
Learner's definition of PACIFY

[+ object]

1 : to cause (someone who is angry or upset) to become calm or quiet

  • pacify [=soothe] a crying child

  • She resigned from her position to pacify her accusers.

2 : to cause or force (a country, a violent group of people, etc.) to become peaceful

  • Their efforts to pacify the nation by force failed.

  • trying to pacify a mob of protesters

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