Yet would we nod approvingly if President Bush blamed the failure of U.S. efforts to pacify post-invasion Iraq on Saddam Hussein?
To pacify the ulema, always wary of any rival forum, this initial gathering consisted entirely of men who were clerics.
It was clearly a not-so-subtle attempt to pacify his American critics.
Consequently, it might be necessary in some situations to pacify or motivate them with a lie.
Nevertheless, Iran can only go so far to pacify Iraq with its own forces.
To pacify Bolax for the loss of his treasure Aunt Lucy told him about a stag-beetle her uncle had as a pet.
“He will follow you presently,” said the first-lieutenant, hoping to pacify her.
Somehow or other—he admits he never quite knew how he accomplished it—he managed to keep him in the tent and pacify him.
I ought to have stayed in the tent, and endeavoured to pacify the officers of the army.'
The maids endeavoured to pacify her, and to shew her the danger of leaving her husband.
late 15c., "appease, allay the anger of (someone)," from Middle French pacifier "make peace," from Latin pacificare "to make peace; pacify," from pacificus (see pacific). Of countries or regions, "to bring to a condition of calm," c.1500, from the start with suggestions of submission and terrorization. Related: Pacified; pacifying.