verb (used with object), pla·cat·ed, pla·cat·ing.
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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
The comfort of the ever-present digital existence translates to knowing others feel the same placation.
There was such a twang of temper in his voice that Crofts heard at once, and made a quick effort at placation.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
As a physiologist he believed in the artificial placation of malignant agencies chiefly operative during somnolence.Ulysses|James Joyce
I recognized at last how far Lucretia in her lonely agony was beyond any trite placation of mine.The Preliminaries|Cornelia A. P. Comer
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
In Smith's theory there is confusion between the two ideas of communion and expiation or placation.Introduction to the History of Religions|Crawford Howell Toy