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pacificate

[puh-sif-i-keyt]
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verb (used with object), pa·cif·i·cat·ed, pa·cif·i·cat·ing.
  1. to pacify.
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Origin of pacificate

First recorded in 1640–50, pacificate is from the Latin word pācificātus (past participle of pācificāre to make peace). See pacify, -ate1
Related formspac·i·fi·ca·tion, nounpa·cif·i·ca·tor, nounpa·cif·i·ca·to·ry [puh-sif-i-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /pəˈsɪf ɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivenon·pac·i·fi·ca·tion, nounnon·pa·cif·i·ca·to·ry, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Armand Carrel endeavored to pacificate, but the effort failed.

    Edmond Dants

    Edmund Flagg

  • At the beginning of this new reign a new attempt to pacificate Rome, and to restore it to order and peace, was made.

    The Makers of Modern Rome

    Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant

  • If there is any thing to pacificate I am in favor of pacification, but in favor of it according to the Constitution.

  • “I hope Monsieur Pujol will visit us also in our country home, when we get back,” said Mrs. Errington with intent to pacificate.