Meaning of pacify

pac•i•fy

Pronunciation: (pas'u-fī"), [key]
— -fied, -fy•ing.
  1. to bring or restore to a state of peace or tranquillity; quiet; calm: to pacify an angry man.
  2. to appease: to pacify one's appetite.
  3. to reduce to a state of submission, esp. by military force; subdue.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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