Another word for pacify
pacify mollify conciliate appease placateSearch Thesaurus
These verbs refer to allaying another's anger, belligerence, discontent, or agitation. To pacify is to restore calm to or establish peace in: “The explanation . . . was merely an invention framed to pacify his guests” (Charlotte Brontë). An army was required in order to pacify the islands. Mollify stresses the soothing of hostile feelings: The therapist mollified the angry teenager by speaking gently. Conciliate implies winning over, often by reasoning and with mutual concessions: “A wise government knows how to enforce with temper or to conciliate with dignity” (George Grenville). Appease and placate suggest satisfying claims or demands or tempering antagonism, often by granting concessions: I appeased my friend's anger with a compliment. A sincere apology placated the indignant customer.
Another word for pacifyverb
To ease the anger or agitation of:appease, assuage, calm (down), conciliate, dulcify, gentle, mollify, placate, propitiate, soften, soothe, sweeten. Idiom: pour oil on troubled water. See calm