Correct use of the present participle of verb “to pacifiy”?

I wonder if this expression can be correctly formulated and completed using the present participle pacifying of the verb to pacifiy as an adjective at least, instead of pacifist. He/she is a pacifying person. This is what pacifying tends to do: tending to calm the emotions and relieve stress. Answer Yes, you can use it … Read more

How can I use “fête” as a verb in active voice?

Oxford Dictionaries cites a verb as an entry for fête and gives a passive example. How can I use fête in the active voice? For example, can one fête an occasion with pomp and circumstance? Answer The word is fête, not fete, and it is a transitive verb with many “active” citations in the OED: … Read more