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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [pas-uh-fahy]
    • /ˈpæs əˌfaɪ/
    • /ˈpæs.ɪ.faɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [pas-uh-fahy]
    • /ˈpæs əˌfaɪ/

Definitions of pacified word

  • verb with object pacified to bring or restore to a state of peace or tranquillity; quiet; calm: to pacify an angry man. 1
  • verb with object pacified to appease: to pacify one's appetite. 1
  • verb with object pacified to reduce to a state of submission, especially by military force; subdue. 1

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Origin of pacified

First appearance:

before 1425
One of the 25% oldest English words
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin pācificāre to make peace. See pacific, -fy

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Parts of speech for Pacified


pacified popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% 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.

pacified usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for pacified

adverb pacified

verb pacified

  • defused — Simple past tense and past participle of defuse.
  • demilitarized — Declared free of all military activity.
  • domiciliated — to domicile.
  • housebroke — Simple past form of housebreak.
  • humored — a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement: the humor of a situation.

Antonyms for pacified

adj pacified

  • angered — a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.

verb pacified

  • acidified — Simple past tense and past participle of acidify.
  • disquieted — lack of calm, peace, or ease; anxiety; uneasiness.
  • dunned — to make repeated and insistent demands upon, especially for the payment of a debt.
  • exacerbated — Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
  • exasperated — Simple past tense and past participle of exasperate.

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