Definition Of placate


make (someone) less angry or hostile.

they attempted to placate the students with promises

Example Of placate

  • Placaters are the children who will lose track of their own feelings and opinions and base every decision on their ultimate desire to bring peace to the family.

  • ‘Girls, girls,’ he said placatingly as he entered.

  • ‘Sure you do Jay,’ she told him placatingly and he stuck out his lower lip in an obvious pout.

  • But this is largely a hypothetical concern, given the reality of the court processes involved and the oft-stated placations of potential claimants that public access would be preserved even if such claims were successful.

  • Even though he and I didn't get along, I definitely did those things in order to placate the family.

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