verb (used with object), pla·cat·ed, pla·cat·ing.
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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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Example sentences from the Web for placate
That led to his suspension and a flurry of appointments by al-Sarraj aimed at placating Misurata by giving positions and powers to others from the city.
But consuming anger is not placated by justification, not toward the stranger and not toward the self.
And it hardly seems that the ones who have not been placated by now are going to change their minds about the guy over this.
These questions will not be easily dodged; nor will the faithful be placated by casuistry or platitudes.
And I wouldn't be put off or placated by a chance to fatten my own bank roll.North of Fifty-Three|Bertrand W. Sinclair
He should have kissed it, even gone on his knees to do it, and placated her with a laughing extravagance.Old Crow|Alice Brown
Grant hurried away, and placated Mrs. Bates after a stormy interlude.The Postmaster's Daughter|Louis Tracy
But when he did, it was with the news that De Gourgues had been placated and that a boat had come ashore for us, down the beach.In Search of Mademoiselle|George Gibbs
In the course of the year cabins were built, a little corn planted and the Indians placated.Peculiarities of American Cities|Willard Glazier