- pacify[pacify 词源字典]
- pacify: see peace
[pacify etymology, pacify origin, 英语词源]
- pacify (v.)
- late 15c., "appease, allay the anger of (someone)," from Middle French pacifier "make peace," from Latin pacificare "to make peace; pacify," from pacificus (see pacific). Of countries or regions, "to bring to a condition of calm," c. 1500, from the start with suggestions of submission and terrorization. Related: Pacified; pacifying.