pacification definition

  • noun:
    • The act of pacifying or perhaps the problem of being pacified; appeasement.
    • Reduction, by a rebellious region, to calm submitting: "Real pacification is difficult to be in the Vietnamese countrysideā€¯ ( McGeorge Bundy).
    • Practical steps or policy looking to impact this kind of distribution.
    • A peace treaty: the Pacification of Ghent.
    • the entire process of pacifying.
    • The process of calming, settling and taking control over an object, person or situation.
    • The act or procedure of pacifying, or of creating comfort between parties at difference; reconciliation.
    • The work of pacifying or lowering to a state of comfort; appeasement; reconciliation; the organization of peaceful relations or of a condition of comfort.
    • the act of appeasing some one or causing someone to be much more positively likely
    • actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency
    • a treaty to stop hostilities

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