Definition of pacify :
To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet; to allay the agitation, excitement, or resentment of; to tranquillize; as, to pacify a man when angry; to pacify pride, appetite, or importunity.
settle, sweeten, gruntle, stay, silence, patch up, accommodate, temper, propitiate, ennoble, gentle, make up, quench, entitle, smooth over, dulcify, pour oil on troubled water, palliate, lenify, slake, season
calm (part of speech: verb)
pacify (part of speech: verb)
soothe (part of speech: verb)
moderate (part of speech: verb)
- Columbus managed to pacify them all, however, but it must have used up every bit of energy in his worn body. - "Christopher Columbus", Mildred Stapley.
- Seeing that there was no change in him, they also administered to him one of their homely medicines, a small portion of which he was willing to take to pacify them. - "Brazilian Sketches", T. B. Ray.
- The woman was able to pacify the child, and explained to acquaintances that the child was an orphan whose mother, a near relation, had just died. - "Praying for Money", Russell H. Conwell.