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[ puh-sif-i-keyt ]

verb (used with object)

, pa·cif·i·cat·ed, pa·cif·i·cat·ing.
  1. to pacify.

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Other Words From

  • paci·fi·cation noun
  • pa·cifi·cator noun
  • pa·cif·i·ca·to·ry [p, uh, -, sif, -i-k, uh, -tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], adjective
  • nonpac·i·fi·cation noun
  • nonpa·cifi·ca·tory adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pacificate1

First recorded in 1640–50, pacificate is from the Latin word pācificātus (past participle of pācificāre to make peace). See pacify, -ate 1
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Example Sentences

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

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

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

Armand Carrel endeavored to pacificate, but the effort failed.





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