Yet in trying to placate Beijing, the vice president was making a major miscalculation.
So, to placate his parents, he decides to marry Wei-Wei (May Chin), a penniless Chinese opera singer in his building.
Virtually everything Boehner says publicly is designed to placate the pyromaniacs.
The police inside, clearly alarmed, did nothing while their senior officer leaned out of the window and tried to placate the mob.
The remarks didn't seem to placate a market angry over the Flash Freeze, as it is being called.
In the end, indeed, even so ardent a purist as Richard Grant White adopted it, as he did to placate.
In her efforts to placate him she had touched upon his sorest spot.
The Minister soon found that his efforts to placate the Chinese Government were not producing the intended effect.
The offer of a peerage to Conroy showed that there was good reason to placate him.
It is the office of a mediator to conciliate the party that is offended and to placate the party that is the offender.
1670s, a back-formation from placation or else from Latin placatus "soothed, quiet, gentle, calm, peaceful," past participle of placare "to calm, appease, quiet, soothe, assuage," related to placere "to please" (see please). Related: Placated; placating; placatingly.