pacificate

[ puh-sif-i-keyt ]
/ pəˈsɪf ɪˌkeɪt /

verb (used with object), pa·cif·i·cat·ed, pa·cif·i·cat·ing.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for pacification

pacification
/ (ˌpæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

the act, process, or policy of pacifying

Derived forms of pacification

pacificatory, adjective
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