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      vb   , -fies, -fying, -fied   tr  
1    to calm the anger or agitation of; mollify  
2    to restore to peace or order, esp. by the threat or use of force  
     (C15: from Old French pacifier; see pacific)  
  pacifiable      adj  
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1    allay, ameliorate, appease, assuage, calm, clear the air, compose, conciliate, make peace, moderate, mollify, placate, pour oil on troubled waters, propitiate, quiet, restore harmony, smooth down or over, smooth one's ruffled feathers, soften, soothe, still, tranquillize  
2    chasten, crush, impose peace, put down, quell, repress, silence, subdue, tame  

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