Definitions for placateˈpleɪ keɪt, ˈplæk eɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

Wiktionary

  1. placate(Verb)

    To calm; to bring peace to; to influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate.

  2. Origin: From Latin placatus, past participle of placo, from plāk-, from pele-. Related to placeo, floh. More at please.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Placate(noun)

    same as Placard, 4 & 5

  2. Placate(verb)

    to appease; to pacify; to concilate

  3. Origin: [L. placatus, p. p. of placare to placate, akin to placere to please. See Please.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of placate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of placate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Besseling:

    If the negotiations fail to placate Renamo's armed wing and ensure some form of demobilisation and integration, the outlook for violence will continue beyond 2015.

  2. Walter Lippmann:

    Successful ... politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.

  3. The Times piece:

    Sure, the Clinton campaign wants to placate the base. But if Clinton’s recent positions are pandering, this is pandering with a purpose, and without an obvious cost. She’s saying everything she can to make the left happy — without backing herself into a left-wing corner. Where’s the downside in chiding Republicans on voting rights?

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