Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pacify

2 senses of pacify

Sense 1
pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle -- (cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer")
       => calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still -- (make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear")

Sense 2
pacify -- (fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location); "The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia")
       => establish, give -- (bring about; "The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth")

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