Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: pacify
IPA transcription: [p'æsəf,aɪ]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle
    Meaning: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
Usage examples
  • So that she herself began trying to pacify and comfort him.
  • All this was strictly true; but it did not pacify McGivney, who was in a black fury.
  • Naturally, to pacify the aggrieved bart., Comrade B. had to lay it on regardless of expense.
  • The noise of the fray alarmed the neighbours who, finding they could not pacify the combatants, sent for the constable.
  • It was only by undertaking to voice their grievance to the Baron that their captain was able for the moment to pacify them.
  • The government--that is, the regency that Peter had left in charge--sent out deputies, who attempted to pacify them, but could not succeed.
  • But Absalom sent to Joab, and desired him to pacify his father entirely towards him; and to beseech him to give him leave to come to him to see him, and speak with him.