Placate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleɪkeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word placate
Brit.  |pləˈkeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word placate

verb

- cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of (syn: appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify)

Examples

The administration placated protesters by agreeing to consider their demands.

The angry customer was not placated by the clerk's apology.

These changes did little to placate the unions.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: placate
he/she/it: placates
present participle: placating
past tense: placated
past participle: placated
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