Synonyms and Antonyms of pacify
1 to lessen the anger or agitation of the only thing that would pacify the child and end the tantrum was a new toy Synonyms of pacify appease, assuage, conciliate, disarm, gentle, mollify, placate, propitiate Words Related to pacify calm, comfort, console, content, hush, quiet, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize); endear (to), ingratiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please; adulate, blarney, flatter, overpraise, soft-soap; quench, sate, satiate, satisfy; cater (to), humor, indulge; blandish, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, wheedle; baby, coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil; dulcify, sweeten Near Antonyms of pacify aggravate, annoy, antagonize, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, cross, exasperate, gall, get, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pique, put out, rankle, rile, roil, ruffle, vex; provoke, rouse; harass, harry, persecute, pester; agitate, discomfort, distress, disturb, fret, perturb, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, offend, slight Antonyms of pacify anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage
2 to bring under one's control by force of arms additional ground forces were needed to occupy those areas that had already been pacified Synonyms of pacify dominate, overpower, conquer, subdue, subject, subjugate, subordinate, vanquishWords Related to pacify annihilate, beat, clobber, crush, defeat, drub, lick, mow (down), overcome, prevail (over), reduce, rout, skunk, smash, thrash, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip; enslave; break, clamp down (on), crack down (on), put down, quash, quell, repress, silence, smother, snuff (out), squash, squelch, suppressNear Antonyms of pacify discharge, emancipate, enfranchise, free, liberate, manumit, release, spring, unbind, uncage, unchain, unfetter
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