apaciguar

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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to quiet down)
a. to calm down
El bebé no paraba de llorar, así que le di el chupete para apaciguarlo.The baby wouldn't stop crying, so I gave him the pacifier to calm him down.
Dicen que la música clásica puede ayudar a apaciguar a una persona agresiva.They say classical music can help calm down an aggressive person.
2. (to make less intense)
a. to soothe
El doctor me recetó un calmante para apaciguar el dolor que tengo en las articulaciones.The doctor prescribed a pain killer to soothe the pain in my joints.
3. (to placate)
a. to pacify
Se encomendó al ejército la misión de apaciguar la revuelta en la región.The army was entrusted with the mission of pacifying the revolt in the region.
b. to appease
Los aztecas hacían sacrificios humanos para apaciguar a sus dioses.The Aztecs made human sacrifices to appease their gods.
c. to mollify
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
El presidente espera apaciguar a sus oponentes con estas nuevas medidas.The president hopes to mollify his opponents with these new measures.
apaciguarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
4. (to quiet down)
a. to calm down
Pablito estuvo llorando toda la mañana, pero ya se apaciguó.Pablito was crying all morning, but he's calmed down now.
5. (to become less intense)
a. to abate
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
Una vez que el ejército abandonó la ciudad, los miedos se fueron apaciguando poco a poco.Once the army left the city, fears slowly abated.
b. to ease up
¿Te sientes mejor? - Sí, el dolor se ha apaciguado un poco.Are you feeling better? -Yes, the pain has eased up a little bit.
c. to die down
Ya dejó de llover; parece que la tormenta comenzó a apaciguarse.It stopped raining; it seems that the storm has started to die down.
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apaciguar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (tranquilizar)
a. to calm down
2. (dolor)
a. to soothe
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
3. (tranquilizarse)
a. to calm down
4. (dolor)
a. to abate
apaciguar
transitive verb
(tranquilizar) to calm down; [+manifestantes] to pacify; appease; mollify; (Política) to appease;
pronominal verb
apaciguarse to calm down; quieten down
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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