verb (used with object), pla·cat·ed, pla·cat·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM placatepla·cat·er, nounpla·ca·tion [pley-key-shuhn], /pleɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounun·pla·cat·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for placate
Given the somewhat macabre origins of the feast, many of the celebrations were designed to placate the gods.
He, too, refused to work with the Kudo-kai or placate them and he, too, was shot to death just last December.
Will putting Castro in the Cabinet be enough to placate those Latinos disillusioned with Obama?With Julian Castro Taking Over at HUD, a New Political Dynasty Is in the Making|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The police inside, clearly alarmed, did nothing while their senior officer leaned out of the window and tried to placate the mob.
So, to placate his parents, he decides to marry Wei-Wei (May Chin), a penniless Chinese opera singer in his building.Most Overlooked Romance Films for Valentine’s Day Weekend: ‘True Romance,’ ‘His Girl Friday,’ More|Marlow Stern|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At those words, designed to placate, the fire which smouldered in Lola's breast burst into sudden flame.Dope|Sax Rohmer
But the thought of his own had by now become a much greater anxiety to him than the wish to placate Chloe.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Mrs. Patton was still in mourning, a filmy and diaphanous kind of mourning, beautiful enough to placate the angel Azrael himself.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
“Or call it by some pretty name to placate it,” Euphrosyne suggested.The Proud Prince|Justin Huntly McCarthy
It is the office of a mediator to conciliate the party that is offended and to placate the party that is the offender.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians|Martin Luther