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Definition of "placatory" []

  • That placates; pacifying. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "placatory" in a sentence
  • ""The placatory measures could well have some effect on the population—they're not trivial and will be received quite well," said a Western diplomat familiar with the area."
  • "Accompanying the placatory expressions from London were dispatches from U.S. ambassador McLane urging Polk to seek a compromise at the 49th parallel, which he said Britain would readily accept."
  • "When he refuses to submit and instead responds vigorously, back off quickly and overcompensate for failure by switching into a placatory mode."