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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [puh-sif-i-keyt]
    • /pəˈsɪf ɪˌkeɪt/
    • /pasˈɪfɪkˌeɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [puh-sif-i-keyt]
    • /pəˈsɪf ɪˌkeɪt/

Definitions of pacificate word

  • verb with object pacificate to pacify. 1
  • verb pacificate to offer peace to 0
  • abbreviation PACIFICATE pacify 0

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Origin of pacificate

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
First recorded in 1640-50, pacificate is from the Latin word pācificātus (past participle of pācificāre to make peace). See pacify, -ate1

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Parts of speech for Pacificate


pacificate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

pacificate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for pacificate

adj pacificate

  • irenic — tending to promote peace or reconciliation; peaceful or conciliatory.

verb pacificate

  • kiss and make up — be reconciled
  • laid back — relaxed or unhurried: laid-back music rhythms.
  • lay back — to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk.
  • make peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.

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