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Synonyms for pacify
ˈpæs əˌfaɪpaci·fy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pacify

    Allay and alleviate are closely kindred in signification, and have been often interchanged in usage. But, in strictness, to allay is to lay to rest, quiet or soothe that which is excited; to alleviate, on the other hand, is to lighten a burden. We allay suffering by using means to soothe and tranquilize the sufferer; we alleviate suffering by doing something toward removal of the cause, so that there is less to suffer; where the trouble is wholly or chiefly in the excitement, to allay the excitement is virtually to remove the trouble; as, to allay rage or panic; we alleviate poverty, but do not allay it. Pacify, directly from the Latin, and appease, from the Latin through the French, signify to bring to peace; to mollify is to soften; to calm, quiet, or tranquilize is to make still; compose, to place together, unite, adjust to a calm and settled condition; to soothe (originally to assent to, humor) is to bring to pleased quietude. We allay excitement, appease a tumult, calm agitation, compose our feelings or countenance, pacify the quarrelsome, quiet the boisterous or clamorous, soothe grief or distress. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    allay, alleviate, appease, calm, compose, mollify, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize

    Antonyms:
    agitate, arouse, excite, fan, kindle, provoke, rouse, stir, stir up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pacify

    Synonyms:
    appease, conciliate, calm, still, soothe, quiet, tranquillize

    Antonyms:
    exasperate, agitate, excite, irritate, rouse, provoke

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntleverb

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

    Synonyms:
    mollify, conciliate, quell, gentle, relieve, lenify, stay, placate, quench, allay, ennoble, settle, gruntle, palliate, accommodate, appease, temper, assuage, propitiate, alleviate, slake, make up, entitle, patch up, reconcile, season

  2. pacifyverb

    fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location)

    "The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"

    Synonyms:
    lenify, appease, gentle, mollify, gruntle, placate, assuage, conciliate

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pacifyverb

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, appease, give peace to, restore harmony to

  2. pacifyverb

    Synonyms:
    tranquillize, assuage, calm, still, quiet, lull, smooth, compose, moderate, hush, quell, lay, allay, soften, soothe, mollify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pacifyverb

    Synonyms:
    appease, quiet, calm, mollify, propitiate, tranquilize

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pacify":

    appease, placate, calm, allay

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How to use pacify in a sentence?

  1. President Obama:

    [A]n attempt byRussia and Iran to prop up Assad and try to pacify the population is just going to get them stuck in a quagmire. And it won’t work.

  2. Barack Obama:

    An attempt by Russia and Iran to prop up Assad and try to pacify the population is just going to get them stuck in a quagmire and it won't work.

  3. Aly Raisman:

    Continuing to issue statements to pacify Aly Raisman will no longer work.


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