Definitions for placateˈpleɪ keɪt, ˈplæk eɪt
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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"
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.
Origin: From Latin placatus, past participle of placo, from plāk-, from pele-. Related to placeo, floh. More at please.
same as Placard, 4 & 5
to appease; to pacify; to concilate
Origin: [L. placatus, p. p. of placare to placate, akin to placere to please. See Please.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
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.
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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- استرضى, هدأArabic
- beschwichtigen, besänftigenGerman
- lepyttää, rauhoittaaFinnish
- calmer, apaiserFrench
- fróa, róa, sefaIcelandic
- kalmeren, bedarenDutch
- умиротворять, успокаивать, потакатьRussian
- смирити, умирити, umiriti, smiritiSerbo-Croatian
- ปลอบใจ, ปลอบโยนThai
- xoa dịuVietnamese
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