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Definition of "placate" []

  • To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease. See Synonyms at pacify. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "placate" in a sentence
  • "Many men that "attend church" do so to pacify their wives and/or "keep up an image" or ignorantly attemp to "placate" the God they don't even know."
  • "COSSACK: Now, when you say "placate," give us a little more description."
  • "The human-rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday urged the United Nations not to "placate" the government of the"