Verb: Pacify (PASS-uh-fye)
1. To allay the anger or agitation of: soothe
2. To restore to a tranquil state; settle. Also, to reduce to a submissive state: subdue.
Sample sentence: Aunt Mabel claimed she had the magic touch to pacify a cranky baby, and indeed, as soon as she picked up her infant nephew he settled right down.