Translation of pacify in Spanish:


apaciguar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈpasɪfʌɪ//ˈpæsəˌfaɪ/

transitive verbpacifies, pacified, pacifying

  • 1

    • It began as a way of pacifying her when she was in a rare grumpy mood, and now it's the reason we go to Target.
    • His early moves were a striking portent of the populist spending spree that was to follow, spiced here and there with well-directed salutes aimed at pacifying the extremes of the political spectrum.
    • And there are TV screens everywhere, pumping out a constant stream of ramped up news and political rhetoric, at once nerving up and pacifying the populace.
    • In an attempt to pacify the Irish, the British establishment made a number of concessions aimed at enabling tenant farmers to become the owners of the land they so diligently tilled.
    • Instead, the company has focused on ineffective and inconvenient security procedures for the sole purpose of pacifying the traveling public.
    • He sat among the children and pacified one agitated four year old who was taken aback by all the attention he was receiving.
    • Even Mr Deshpande's apology failed to pacify him.
    • Apart from pacifying the residents with his assurances the mayor should also consider initiating some survival strategies like going into partnership with big cities of the world.
    • The traffic policeman, who arrives late, tries to pacify everyone.
    • He also pacified the agitated councillors by suggesting the formation of a core group in the council to take policy decisions.
    • After having pacified the angry Lotus, Wang Lung finds a way to avoid sending Pear Blossom to the cousin.
    • I managed to pacify her, eventually, with the aid of a little Carnation milk, and the starling got bored with being a telephone and went back to teasing the yellowhammer by imitating his song.
    • In the film starring Paul Hogan, the hero uses his skills to pacify an angry water buffalo standing in the way of his vehicle.
    • A humble man, he decided to open Lakay to street children after wondering why he always gave them a few cents to pacify them instead of listening to their needs.
    • Would you ever pacify angry clients by giving them extra hours at no charge?
    • A plumber was stabbed in the chest and died within minutes when he tried to pacify an angry man armed with a knife outside a public house, a jury was told.
    • And now there are also angry shareholders to pacify.
    • It offered prize money and prestige, and largely succeeded in pacifying the warriors.
    • The Wakatipu giant was pacified, went back to sleep, and has been quiet ever since.
    • ‘Hey calm down’ I tried to pacify him, but before I knew it, I was up against the door, held at the collar.
  • 2

    (restore to peace)
    (area/country) pacificar
    • ‘It took nearly 80 years to pacify Northern Ireland, where there are only two factions,’ he wrote.
    • We need to pacify the population and win them to our side before any serious nation-building can take place.
    • Linn's book is a detailed operational history of military action to pacify and restore order to the islands.
    • The Spanish increased their efforts to pacify northern Morocco, and a new road between Fez and Rabat aided French penetration.
    • There is no doubt that the kind of personnel required to invade a country and the kind needed to pacify a nation are two different breeds.
    • To reduce these divisions, the strategy of creating more states was developed to pacify differences and demonstrate respect for the many minority groups in the country.
    • The idea of occupying and pacifying a country by airpower alone, or with the air force as the primary force employed, is especially attractive to airmen.
    • With the exception of a few hot spots, the California-sized country is pacified and moving in the right direction.
    • As a result, the authorities needed three more years to pacify the country.
    • Caesar campaigns against the Belgii; all northern Gaul apparently pacified.
    • As each new sector of land was conquered and pacified, so new threats (some real, many imagined) loomed in the territories beyond.
    • The government continues to argue that it can fight and defeat the rebels, pacifying the entire country in the process.
    • Starting around 575 BCE, as a way of pacifying the northern kingdom, Tiglathpileser takes over the lands belonging to the tribes of Zebulun and Naphtali, and exiles them.
    • To return to the military metaphor, not only do officers have to build high walls against outsiders, they must also pacify a broad swath of territory beyond the fortress.
    • The government must realize that brute force alone will not pacify the restive region.
    • We have no local support and half the force we need to pacify the country.
    • The way he pacified the country was to marry into different families and thereby gain the loyalty of those tribes.
    • The country is pacified now, or nearly so, we're almost there, don't you understand?