Origin of placate1
OTHER WORDS FROM placatepla·cat·er, nounpla·ca·tion [pley-key-shuhn], /pleɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounun·pla·cat·ed, adjective
Other definitions for placate (2 of 2)
Origin of placate2
How to use placate in a sentence
There is a time and place for a little zoning out, of course, and parents don’t complain too much about a few hours of quiet while the kids are placated with zombies or candy gems.
Lee worries that even if legislation is enough to placate many Singaporeans, the implications outside the country could be serious.Broken promises: How Singapore lost trust on contact tracing privacy|Bobbie Johnson|January 11, 2021|MIT Technology Review
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.
But the gay community is unlikely to be placated by either the speech or the venue.
There are ways given to women whereby men of his type can be placated.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
The Orange societies required to be placated, the Presbyterians to be muzzled, the Catholics to be suppressed.The Evolution of Sinn Fein|Robert Mitchell Henry
Venus was still angry at the memory of Psyche's former honors, and she was not to be placated by any prayers, however sincere.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
The life of her hero had been endangered, and Mrs. Bindle was not to be placated by words.Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins
"We might just as well get to an understandin'," said the Cap'n, not yet placated.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day