Pacify

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Emotional TonePlay
Pacify in personal contexts often involves reducing emotional distress or conflict. SlideThe mother's gentle hug pacified the frightened toddler.
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Not Always PositivePlay
Sometimes, 'pacify' implies only temporary calm, possibly avoiding real solutions. SlideHe tried to pacify his partner with empty promises.
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Non-physical CalmPlay
'Pacify' often means calming without touch, using words or gestures. SlideThe teacher pacified the class with a captivating story.