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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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Related Words

pacificationpacifismreconciliationaccordloveunitytrucefriendshipdemobilizationdemilitarizationpassivenesspassivityconciliationconcordunionamitytreatyneutralitycessationunanimity

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British Dictionary definitions for pacification

pacification

noun
  1. the act, process, or policy of pacifying
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Derived Formspacificatory, adjective
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Word Origin and History for pacification

n.

"a setting at peace," early 15c., from Middle French pacification "act of making peaceful" (15c.), from Latin pacificationem (nominative pacificatio) "a peace-making," noun of action from past participle stem of pacificare "to pacify" (see pacify).

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