|Origin:||pacificare, from pax; PEACE|
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pac‧i‧fy past tense and past participle pacified, present participle pacifying, third person singular pacifies [transitive]
to make someone calm, quiet, and satisfied after they have been angry or upset:
'You're right,' Rita said, in order to pacify him.
to stop groups of people from fighting or protesting, often by using force:
Economic reforms are needed to pacify and modernize the country.