placate

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[ pley-keyt, plak-eyt ]
/ ˈpleɪ keɪt, ˈplæk eɪt /

verb (used with object), pla·cat·ed, pla·cat·ing.

to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures: to placate an outraged citizenry.

Origin of placate

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1670–80; < Latin plācātus past participle of plācāre to quiet, calm, appease, akin to placēre to please; see -ate1

Related forms

pla·cat·er, nounpla·ca·tion [pley-key-shuhn] /pleɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounun·pla·cat·ed, adjective
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placate

/ (pləˈkeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to pacify or appease

Derived Forms

placation, noun

Word Origin for placate

C17: from Latin plācāre; see placable
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