Synonyms for Pacify:


calm down, smooth someone's ruffled feathers, smooth over, cool down. silence, detente, nonaggression, balance of power, peace, Dovish, cold war, armistice, interwar, ceasefire. dulcify, pour oil on troubled water, sweeten. pacify (noun)
conciliate, gentle, appease, assuage, placate, gruntle, lenify, mollify.


calm (verb)
assuage, appease, still, console, sedate, quell, placate, lull, allay.
make peaceful; appease (verb)
tranquilize, moderate, allay, smooth over, quell, quiet, silence, calm, sweeten, compose, soothe, dulcify, soften, placate, assuage, still, mollify, subdue, lull, relieve, conciliate, cool.
moderate (verb)
abate, moderate, alleviate, quiet, cool, soothe, restrain, tranquilize, calm, relax, compose, soften, subdue, ease.
pacify (verb)
ebb, defuse, stabilize, hush, smooth, relieve, reconcile, mollify, conciliate.
soothe (verb)

Other synonyms:

calm down, dulcify, Dovish, balance of power, nonaggression, peace, ceasefire, armistice, detente, interwar, cool down. soothe

Usage examples for pacify

  1. I've tried to pacify him; but what can I do? – Dixie Hart by Will N. Harben
  2. To occupy Valladolid and Salamanca, to use the utmost exertion to pacify Navarre and Arragon to keep the communication with France rapid and safe, to be always ready to take the offensive- these are the Emperor's instructions for the campaign, and the principles on which all its operations ought to be founded...." – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  3. He advised an attempt to pacify Debendra Babu; which failing, he would put his scheme into execution. – Tales of Bengal by S. B. Banerjea