from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of pacifying or the condition of being pacified; appeasement.
- n. Reduction, as of a rebellious district, to peaceful submission: "Real pacification is hard to get in the Vietnamese countryside” ( McGeorge Bundy).
- n. Practical measures or policy aiming to effect this type of submission.
- n. A peace treaty: the Pacification of Ghent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of pacifying.
- n. The process of calming, settling and taking control over an object, person or situation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of pacifying, or of making peace between parties at variance; reconciliation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of pacifying or reducing to a state of peace; appeasement; reconciliation; the establishment of peaceful relations or of a condition of peace.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined
- n. actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency
- n. a treaty to cease hostilities
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