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pacify

pacify(
pah
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sih
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fay
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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 calm)
a. apaciguar
Nancy tried to pacify her baby, but he wouldn't stop crying.Nancy trató de apaciguar a su bebé, pero no dejaba de llorar.
b. calmar
The drunken man's friends did what they could to pacify him and then called a taxi.Los amigos del hombre borracho hicieron lo que pudieron para calmarlo y después pidieron un taxi.
2. (to bring peace)
a. pacificar
The mayor knew they needed to pacify the town before total chaos broke out.La alcaldesa sabía que tenían que pacificar el pueblo antes de que estallara el caos total.
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pacify
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (country)
a. pacificar
2. (person)
a. apaciguar
pacify [ˈpæsɪfaɪ]
transitive verb
(calm) [+person] apaciguar; calmar; [+country] pacificar
we managed to pacify him eventually por fin logramos apaciguarlo or calmarlo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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