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
This was no religious rite, no placation of the brutish jungle gods.Jerry of the Islands|Jack London
"I know what you mean, Lou," he said, with an affectionate attempt at placation.The Market-Place|Harold Frederic
For the placation of Bildad Rose there was news of a stable, not ruined beyond service, with hay in a loft, near the house.Heart of the West|O. Henry
There is not a word of proof of the view that the placation of the deity was due to his assimilation of kindred flesh and blood.
In Smith's theory there is confusion between the two ideas of communion and expiation or placation.