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
So they’re trying to figure out what are the words they need to say to placate the stock market.The Man Who Saw the Pandemic Coming - Issue 94: Evolving|Kevin Berger|December 30, 2020|Nautilus
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
And Madame Rosalie's tone, though courteous, had not been eager or placating.The Rest Hollow Mystery|Rebecca N. Porter
Mrs. Bowen did not respond to the question of placating and punishing her protégée with sustained interest.Indian Summer|William D. Howells