Pronunciation: (pas'u-fī"), [key]
—v.t., -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.
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