verb (used with object), pac·i·fied, pac·i·fy·ing.
Examples from the Web for pacified
But Miss Mercy was not to be pacified by apologies however abject, or explanations however convincing.The Dude Wrangler|Caroline Lockhart
They did not beg him to be pacified, as his mother and James always did; on the contrary they seemed to enjoy his chagrin.Up The Baltic|Oliver Optic
Their weary faces appeared through a thin blue haze, pacified and with sparkling eyes.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"|Joseph Conrad
I could not keep him in bed, and only pacified him, by promising to come myself.Norston's Rest|Ann S. Stephens
Dora allowed herself to be pacified, though she felt she had more than one grievance against Aldred that day.A Fourth Form Friendship|Angela Brazil
British Dictionary definitions for pacified
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for pacify
Word Origin and History for pacified
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.