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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French pacifier, from Latin pāx (peace) + verb faciō (I do, make).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpæsɪfaɪ/, /ˈpæsəfaɪ/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: passify

VerbEdit

pacify (third-person singular simple present pacifies, present participle pacifying, simple past and past participle pacified)

  1. (transitive) To bring peace to (a place or situation), by ending war, fighting, violence, anger or agitation.
  2. (transitive) To appease (someone).
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      Watt decided in the end that an examination of Erskine's room was essential, if his mind was to be pacified, in this connexion.

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