By implying that the last Sephardi poet to warrant commemoration lived 900 years ago, Bibi did not placate critics.
Yet in trying to placate Beijing, the vice president was making a major miscalculation.
He calls the idea being floated that repealing a tax on medical devices might placate conservatives “laughable.”
Virtually everything Boehner says publicly is designed to placate the pyromaniacs.
So, to placate his parents, he decides to marry Wei-Wei (May Chin), a penniless Chinese opera singer in his building.
In the end, indeed, even so ardent a purist as Richard Grant White adopted it, as he did to placate.
Well would the King, to save his soul, placate and cosset his wife.
The Minister soon found that his efforts to placate the Chinese Government were not producing the intended effect.
In her efforts to placate him she had touched upon his sorest spot.
It is the office of a mediator to conciliate the party that is offended and to placate the party that is the offender.
1670s, a back-formation from placation or else from Latin placatus "soothed, quiet, gentle, calm, peaceful," past participle of placare "to calm, appease, quiet, soothe, assuage," related to placere "to please" (see please). Related: Placated; placating; placatingly.