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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [puh-sif-i-keyt]
    • /pəˈsɪf ɪˌkeɪt/
    • /ˈpæs.ɪ.faɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [puh-sif-i-keyt]
    • /pəˈsɪf ɪˌkeɪt/

Definitions of pacification word

  • verb with object pacification to pacify. 1
  • noun pacification the act, process, or policy of pacifying 0
  • noun pacification a pacifying or being pacified 0

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Origin of pacification

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 Pacification


pacification 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.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

pacification usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for pacification

noun pacification

  • deescalation — a decrease in scope, volume or extension.
  • demilitarization — to deprive of military character; free from militarism.
  • demobilization — to disband (troops, an army, etc.).
  • disablement — to make unable or unfit; weaken or destroy the capability of; incapacitate: The detective successfully disabled the bomb. He was disabled by the accident.
  • disarmament — the act or an instance of disarming.

Antonyms for pacification

noun pacification

  • arming — the act of taking arms or providing with arms
  • yielding — inclined to give in; submissive; compliant: a timid, yielding man.

Top questions with pacification

  • what is pacification?
  • what was pacification?
  • what is a pacification mission?

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