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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pac·i·fy /ˈpæsəˌfaɪ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pac·i·fy v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pacified p. pr. & vb. n. Pacifying ]  To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet; to allay the agitation, excitement, or resentment of; to tranquillize; as, to pacify a man when angry; to pacify pride, appetite, or importunity. “Pray ye, pacify yourself.”
 Syn: -- lenify, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle.
    To pacify and settle those countries.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
           "She managed to mollify the angry customer" [syn: lenify,
            conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate,
            gentle, gruntle]
      2: fight violence and try to establish peace in (a location);
         "The U.N. troops are working to pacify Bosnia"
      [also: pacified]