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pac·i·fi·ca·tion

 (păs′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The act of pacifying or the condition of being pacified; appeasement.
2.
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.
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pacification

(ˌpæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
the act, process, or policy of pacifying
ˈpacifiˌcatory adj
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pac•i•fi•ca•tion

(ˌpæs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)
n.
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.
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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"
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Translations
تَهْدِئَه
zklidnění
pacificering
békesség helyreállításarend helyreállítása
friîun; sefun
fredeliggjøringpassivisering
yatıştırma

pacification

[ˌpæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Npacificación f
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pacification

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

[ˌpæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] npacificazione f
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pacify

(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.
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References in classic literature ?
For to certain zealants, all speech of pacification is odious.
'Well, well,' replied the Jew, with an attempt at pacification;
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.
'The courage to forgive is a form of treatment bringing pacification. Forgiveness also heals wounds and is a vaccine against hatred and genocide ideology,' he observed.
"These projects will ensure about 40% of the national needs in energy," he indicated, calling for "a pacification of a debate on the energy sector" and "the opening to other alternatives."
Violence will only cause more tension and suffering, calling for pacification, and underlining its support for the efforts both Egypt and the United Nations exert to achieve peace, according to a ministry statement released on Sunday.
The Ministry said in a press statement released today that "violence will only cause more tension and suffering, calling for pacification, and underlining its support for the efforts both Egypt and the United Nations exert to achieve peace," according to a ministry statement released on Sunday.
Egypt called for the pacification and ending the escalation between India and Pakistan, following the latest updates between the two neighbouring countries after the terror attack in the Indian part of Kashmir.
No amount of repression, military might, propaganda or pacification can change these facts,' it added.