Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To pacify; appease.

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Usage examples "placate":

  1. It was to end these painful stories that the young baron made a final determined effort to placate the ecclesiastical authorities. - "Great Violinists And Pianists", George T. Ferris.
  2. His appointment also served in a measure to placate the rebellious element, which nursed the thought that it could do about as it pleased in its own column. - "Bring Me His Ears", Clarence E. Mulford.
  3. 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", Carl Russell Fish.