verb (used with object), pla·cat·ed, pla·cat·ing.
Origin of placate1
Related formspla·cat·er, nounpla·ca·tion [pley-key-shuhn] /pleɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounun·pla·cat·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for placating
Beijing has gone from placating them, to ignoring them, to telling them that democracy is not for them.
He succeeded in placating the wrath of the Marquis of Caylus.The Duke's Motto|Justin Huntly McCarthy
He failed to see the necessity of making friends of his competitors and of placating his critics as he progressed.My Adventures with Your Money|George Graham Rice
Allan took it calmly, made a placating remark or two, and lapsed into a friendly silence.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston