Placate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


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


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

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