Definición de pacify en inglés:

pacify

Saltos de línea: pacify
Pronunciación: /ˈpasɪfʌɪ
 
/

verbo (pacifies, pacifying, pacified)

[with object]
1Quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of: he had to pacify angry spectators
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A plumber was stabbed in the chest and died within minutes when he tried to pacify an angry man armed with a knife outside a public house, a jury was told.
  • Even Mr Deshpande's apology failed to pacify him.
  • The traffic policeman, who arrives late, tries to pacify everyone.
Sinónimos
1.1Bring peace to (a country or warring factions), especially by the use or threat of military force: the general pacified northern Italy
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The idea of occupying and pacifying a country by airpower alone, or with the air force as the primary force employed, is especially attractive to airmen.
  • Caesar campaigns against the Belgii; all northern Gaul apparently pacified.
  • Linn's book is a detailed operational history of military action to pacify and restore order to the islands.

Origen

late 15th century (earlier ( late Middle English) as pacification): from Old French pacefier, from Latin pacificare, based on pax, pac- 'peace'.

Derivativos

pacification

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It is obvious that warfighting objectives are different from stabilization tasks and therefore the deployment of troops should be done in the knowledge that pacification requires a wider presence.
  • Nineteenth century empires calculated they needed two - and - a - half times the troops for pacification as for battlefield victory.
  • Very soon after the initial pacification of the country and the onset of humanitarian relief and economic reconstruction, the task of political reconstruction must begin.

pacificatory

adjetivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • However, it may be thought that unredressed torts would be regarded as a canker in society, and to that extent the law can still be regarded as having a pacificatory aim.
  • As there is no better harmonizer of differences than a good laugh, these laughter-provoking letters should serve a pacificatory purpose.
  • 'Molly's but four-and-twenty,' said Sylvia, in a pacificatory tone.

Definición de pacify en:

Obtener más de Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día abjure
Pronunciación: əbˈdʒʊə
verb
solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)