简明英汉词典

pacify
[5pAsifai]
vt.
使平静, 安慰, 抚慰

美国传统词典[双解]

pacify
pac.i.fy
AHD:[p2s“…-fo”]
D.J.[6p#s*7fai]
K.K.[6p#s*7fa!]
v.tr.(及物动词)
pac.i.fiedpac.i.fy.ingpac.i.fies

(1)

To ease the anger or agitation of.
使平静,安抚:平息…怒气或激动

(2)

To end war, fighting, or violence in; establish peace in.
平定,镇压:在…结束战争、斗争或暴力;建立和平

语源

(1)

Middle English pacifien
中古英语 pacifien

(2)

from Old French pacifier
源自 古法语 pacifier

(3)

from Latin p33re}
源自 拉丁语 p33re}

(4)

p3x p3c- [peace] * see pag-
p3x p3c- [和平] *参见 pag-

(5)

-fic3e [-fy]
-fic3e [后缀,表“使…化”]

继承用法

pacifiable
adj.(形容词)

参考词汇

(1)

pacifymollifyconciliateappeaseplacate

(2)

These verbs all refer to allaying another's anger, belligerence, discontent, or agitation. To
这些动词都用来指减轻或消除另一方的怒气、好战性、不满或焦虑。

(3)

pacify is to restore calm to or establish peace in:
Pacify 指使恢复平静或建立和平:
“The explanation . . . was merely an invention framed to pacify his guests” (Charlotte Bront?).
“这种解释…纯粹是为了安抚他的客人而说出的虚假的东西” (夏洛特·勃朗特)。
An army was required in order to pacify the islands.
被要求平息这个岛的军队。

(4)

Mollify stresses the soothing of hostile feelings:
Mollify 强调敌对情绪的抚慰:
“In that case go ahead with the project,” she said, mollified by his agreeable manner.
“在那种情况下继续执行计划,”她说,她已被他那彬彬有礼的态度所软化了。

(5)

Conciliate usually implies winning over, often by reasoning and with mutual concessions:
Conciliate 通常暗指通过说理和互相迁就争取过来:
“A wise government knows how to enforce with temper or to conciliate with dignity” (George Grenville).
“一个明智的政府明白如何通过调和来加强或以威严来安抚” (乔治·格伦维尔)。

(6)

Appease and placate suggest the satisfaction of claims or demands or the tempering of antagonism, often through the granting of concessions:
Appease 和placate 表示通过让步而使请求或要求得到满足或敌意得到调和:
The child is adept at appeasing her parents' anger with a joke or compliment.
这孩子善于以一个玩笑或赞美来平息父母的怒气。
Even a written apology failed to placate the indignant hostess.
甚至一纸书面道歉都没能安抚这个怒气冲冲的女主人

现代英汉词典

pacify
[5pAsIfaI]
vt.
-fied, -fying

(1)

使平静
to pacify anger
平息愤怒

(2)

平定;绥靖;建立和平
to pacify the riot
平定暴动

(3)

安慰;抚慰
to pacify a baby
抚慰婴儿

现代英汉综合大辞典

pacify
[5pAsifai]
vt.

(1)

抚慰; 使镇静

(2)

平定[息]; 绥靖
pacify a woman
安慰一位妇女
pacify the riot
平定骚动

参考词汇
pacify     appease    
都含“使镇静”、 “使平静”的意思。

(1)

pacify 指“使正在吵闹或反对某事的人或事物平静下来”, 如:
pacify a crying child
使哭着的孩子平静下来。

(2)

appease 指“答应或满足...的要求以使其平静”, 如:
appease one's anger
平息...的怒气。

英文相关词典

pacify
appease    calm    mollify    placate    quiet    soothe    tranquilize    

美国传统词典

pacify
pac.i.fy
AHD:[p2s“…-fo”]
D.J.[6p#s*7fai]
K.K.[6p#s*7fa!]
v.tr.
pac.i.fied, pac.i.fy.ing, pac.i.fies

(1)

To ease the anger or agitation of.

(2)

To end war, fighting, or violence in; establish peace in.

语源

(1)

Middle English pacifien

(2)

from Old French pacifier

(3)

from Latin p33re}

(4)

p3x p3c- [peace] * see pag-

(5)

-fic3e [-fy]

继承用法

pacifiable
adj.

参考词汇

(1)

pacify, mollify, conciliate, appease, placate

(2)

These verbs all refer to allaying another's anger, belligerence, discontent, or agitation. To

(3)

pacify is to restore calm to or establish peace in:
“The explanation . . . was merely an invention framed to pacify his guests” (Charlotte Bront?).
An army was required in order to pacify the islands.

(4)

Mollify stresses the soothing of hostile feelings:
“In that case go ahead with the project,” she said, mollified by his agreeable manner.

(5)

Conciliate usually implies winning over, often by reasoning and with mutual concessions:
“A wise government knows how to enforce with temper or to conciliate with dignity” (George Grenville).

(6)

Appease and placate suggest the satisfaction of claims or demands or the tempering of antagonism, often through the granting of concessions:
The child is adept at appeasing her parents' anger with a joke or compliment.
Even a written apology failed to placate the indignant hostess.

英汉中医大词典

pacify
n.平定,镇静,抚慰

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