What does the word placate mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Placability.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To pacify; appease.

Usage examples for placate

  1. The open hostility which they had shown on the first entrance of this nation into world politics changed, on second thought, to a desire on their part to placate and perhaps to win the support of this new and formidable power. – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish
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