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ān fǔ
v. placate, pacify, appease, comfort
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安慰 vs 安抚

1. 安慰 can be both a verb and a noun; 安抚 is only a verb.
2. 安慰 is usually done on a personal level, 安抚 can be done at a higher level, by governments, for instance. 安抚 can be followed by collective nouns or nouns in plural form indicating a certain group of people. Refer to their examples.
How is the word 安抚 (ānfǔ) used in conversation?
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