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1. The act of pacifying or the condition of being pacified; appeasement.
a. Reduction, as of a rebellious district, to peaceful submission: "Hadrian waged a brutal war of pacification against tenacious peasants of Judaea" (Kenneth W. Harl).
b. Practical measures or policy aiming to effect this type of submission.
3. often Pacification A peace treaty: the Pacification of Ghent.

pa·cif′i·ca′tor (pə-sĭf′ĭ-kā′tər) n.
pa·cif′i·ca·to′ry (-kə-tôr′ē) adj.


the act, process, or policy of pacifying
ˈpacifiˌcatory adj


(ˌpæs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)
1. the act of pacifying or the state of being pacified; appeasement.
2. the process of attempting to rid an area of terrorists or other enemies by military force or psychological persuasion.
[1490–1500; < Latin]
pa•cif•i•ca•tor (pəˈsɪf ɪˌkeɪ tər) n.
pa•cif′i•ca•to`ry (-kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pacification - the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclinedpacification - the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined; "a wonderful skill in the pacification of crying infants"; "his unsuccessful mollification of the mob"
appeasement, calming - the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
2.pacification - a treaty to cease hostilitiespacification - a treaty to cease hostilities; "peace came on November 11th"
pact, treaty, accord - a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
3.pacification - actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency
conflict, struggle, battle - an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"
békesség helyreállításarend helyreállítása
friîun; sefun


[ˌpæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Npacificación f


nVersöhnung f; (of area)Befriedung f; attempts at pacificationFriedensbemühungen pl


[ˌpæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] npacificazione f


(ˈpӕsifai) verb
to make calm or peaceful. She tried to pacify the quarrelling children.
ˌpacifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈpacifism noun
the belief that all war is wrong and that one must not take part in it.
ˈpacifist noun
a person who believes in pacifism. As a pacifist he refused to fight in the war.
References in classic literature ?
For to certain zealants, all speech of pacification is odious.
No sooner was this act of pacification exchanged, than John proceeded to discharge the duty on which he had come.
Abiram, however, who, since the pacification, either felt, or affected to feel, a more generous interest in his late adversary, saw fit to express an anxiety, to which the others were strangers--
The influence which the bigotry of one female,[6] the petulance of another,[7] and the cabals of a third,[8] had in the contemporary policy, ferments, and pacifications, of a considerable part of Europe, are topics that have been too often descanted upon not to be generally known.
Abat gained the respect of the Armed Forces of the Philippines for 'leading the pacification campaign' when rebellion began in Central Mindanao' in the 1970s, retired Lt.
NNA - The head of the Information and Communication committee MP Hasan Fadlallah on Monday called for adhering to objectivity in addressing internal issues since the country needs pacification.
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The entries follow the war chronologically and relate to topics in the First Indochina War, the Diem years, the Gulf of Tonkin and escalation, American buildup, the Tet Offensive, events on the home front, Vietnamization and the Nixon years, the war in Cambodia and Laos, pacification, US withdrawal and the Paris Peace Accords, South Vietnam from 1973 to 1974, North Vietnam triumphs, and the aftermath.
Rigakos, Security/Capital: A General Theory of Pacification (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2016)
Part historical analysis, part political and philosophical critique, Losing Binh Dinh: The Failure of Pacification and Vietnamization, 1969-1971 directly challenges the "lost history" hypothesis--the belief that America won the Vietnam War after the 1968 Tet Offensive, only to squander the victory due to lack of political will.
Aden, 20 Safar,1438 AH, 20 November,2016 , SPA -- The Pacification Committee of the Yemeni army confirmed that it monitored more than 70 breaches by the coup militias of Al-Houthi and Saleh in Taiz province after moments of the truce announced by the Arab Coalition under the supervision of the United Nations and the sponsoring countries.
The talks are focusing on key issues namely fighting cessation, activating work of the pacification committee and other commissions, forming a military council to be tasked with overseeing gunmen's withdrawal, guns' handover and opening safe passages for delivering humanitarian aid to civilians in need.