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pac·i·fy / ˈpasəˌfī/ • v. (-fies, -fied) [tr.] quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of: he had to pacify angry spectators. ∎  bring peace to (a country or warring factions), esp. by the use or threatened use of military force: the general pacified northern Italy. DERIVATIVES: pa·cif·i·ca·tion / ˌpasifiˈkāshən/ n. pa·cif·i·ca·to·ry / pəˈsifikəˌtôrē/ adj.

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