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Another word for pacify

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Verb
  1. To ease the anger or agitation of

    See also:

    calm

Another word for pacify

Verb
  1. To mollify

    See also:

    quiet

  2. To quiet

      1. To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
      2. To calm or placate (a person, for example).
      3. To ease or relieve (pain, for example).
      1. To interfere with the expression of a gene or gene segment so that its biological function is suppressed.
      2. To put (enemy guns) out of action
      3. To cause to be silent; still; quiet
      1. To cause to sleep or rest; soothe or calm:
      2. To calm or soothe by gentle sound or motion
      3. To become calm:
    See also:

    quiet

Synonym Study

  • Conciliate implies the use of arbitration, concession, persuasion, etc. in an attempt to win over
  • Propitiate implies an allaying or forestalling of hostile feeling by winning the good will of sacrifices made to propitiate a deity
  • Placate implies the changing of a hostile or angry attitude to a friendly or favorable one to placate an offended colleague
  • Mollify suggests a soothing of wounded feelings or an allaying of indignation his compliments failed to mollify her
  • Appease suggests a pacifying by gratifying or giving in to the demands of to appease one's hunger
  • Pacify implies the making quiet, calm, and peaceful of someone or something that has become agitated, angry, or disorderly to pacify a crying child