Origin of placate1
OTHER WORDS FROM placatepla·cat·er, nounpla·ca·tion [pley-key-shuhn], /pleɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounun·pla·cat·ed, adjective
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How to use placate in a sentence
He attacked the governor for what he said was placating teachers unions at the expense of kids and families.Morning Report: Broker Says Housing Commission Staff Knew About Investment|Voice of San Diego|August 12, 2021|Voice of San Diego
One of the best parts about visiting Houston as a tourist is you’re mostly competing with Houstonians, and most of the restaurants, bars, and attractions haven’t been altered by the need to placate the tourist gaze.Houston for Tourists? If You Think That’s a Joke, the Joke’s on You|William O’Connor|July 30, 2021|The Daily Beast
Uber made changes aimed at placating drivers in an effort to show they were independent of its control, and thus didn’t need to be made employees under the state law.
They have to placate their quarterback without sacrificing their team-building vision, and they have to make hard decisions without upsetting their quarterback.
No matter who’s running the front office, they remain strategic and value-based in roster construction, not all that into making splashy free agent signings or tweaking draft decisions to placate their quarterback.For Aaron Rodgers and a new breed of superstar, a dream job is no longer good enough|Jerry Brewer|May 5, 2021|Washington Post
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