Definitions for placative-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pla•cateˈpleɪ keɪt, ˈplæk eɪt(v.t.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing.

  1. to appease or pacify, esp. by concessions.

Origin of placate:

1670–80; < L plācātus, ptp. of plācāre to quiet, calm, appease, akin to placēre to please ; see -ate1

pla′ca•tive-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

pla′ca•to`ry-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. appeasing(a), placating, placative, placatory(adj)

    intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions

    "the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich"; "placating (or placative) gestures"; "an astonishingly placatory speech"


  1. placative(Adjective)

    That placates; pacifying.


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