pacification

pacification
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Making peace
Nouns
1. pacification, conciliation; reconciliation, reconcilement; propitiation, appeasement, mollification, mediation; shaking of hands, accommodation, arrangement, adjustment, compromise; shuttle diplomacy; deed of release; pacifism; glasnost; peaceful coexistence; nonviolence, satyagraha; peace dividend.
2. peace offering; peace treaty, Carthaginian peace; peace, truce, armistice, cease-fire; suspension of hostilities; breathing spell, détente; flag of truce, white flag, olive branch; peace pipe, calumet. Slang, flower power.
3. pacifier, peacemaker, conciliator, Type B; pacifist, antiwar activist.
Slang, flower child; peacenik, jodie, conshie.
Verbs
1. pacify, tranquilize, compose; allay (see moderation); reconcile, [re]unite, propitiate, placate, conciliate, meet halfway, hold out the olive branch, accommodate, heal the breach, make peace, restore harmony, bring to terms, pour oil on troubled waters, handle with kid gloves.
2. settle differences, arrange matters; set straight; make up (a quarrel), come to an understanding, come to terms; bridge over, hush up; make it up, make matters up; mend one's fences; patch up; shake hands. Informal, bury the hatchet or the tomahawk, smoke the peace pipe.
3. disarm, demilitarize, sheathe the sword, denuclearize; raise a siege; lay down one's arms, beat swords into plowshares; come around.
Adjectives — pacific, peaceful, calm; peaceable, unwarlike, peace-loving, peace-making; pacifying, soothing, mollifying; appeasing; pacificatory, propitiatory, conciliatory; pacified, content; pacifist, antiwar.
Phrases — after a storm comes a calm.
Quotations — The peace of God, which passeth all understanding (Bible), Peace hath her victories no less renowned than war (John Milton), In the arts of peace Man is a bungler (G. B. Shaw), It is easier to make war than to make peace (Georges Clemenceau), Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war (Albert Einstein), Peace is nothing but slovenliness, only war creates order (Bertolt Brecht), The work, my friend, is peace. More than an end of this war — an end to the beginning of all wars (F. D. Roosevelt), Pacifism is simply undisguised cowardice (Adolf Hitler), Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon... It is a sword that heals (Martin Luther King).
Antonyms, see contention, warfare, resentment.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. appeasement, accommodation, settlement, adjustment; see agreement 3 .

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