Synonyms for pacify:
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
make peaceful; appease (verb)
Usage examples for pacify:
- As I was sayin', the old doctor come; but with Miles ragin' around and threatenin' to send Hannah to the Asylum, and Hannah cryin' and laughin' and sayin', 'An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, ' and me tryin' to pacify Hannah and Abram tryin' to pacify Miles, it was some time before he could come to an understandin' of the case; and when he begun to see daylight he turned around to Miles as stern as if he was reprovin' a child, and says he, 'Not another word, Miles! - "The Land of Long Ago", Eliza Calvert Hall.
- And by this means knowing how to pacify the idol, they are delivered from the imminent danger. - "The Discovery of Muscovy etc.", Richard Hakluyt.
- I tried all I could to pacify the poor girl, but she was getting into a state of hysterical excitement, and absolutely refused to move, though every moment was precious, and the dead stillness formerly around us was now awake with the voice of the coming storm. - "The Heart of Denise and Other Tales", S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats.