1 [pley-keyt, plak-eyt]
verb (used with object), placated, placating.
to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures: to placate an outraged citizenry.

1670–80; < Latin plācātus past participle of plācāre to quiet, calm, appease, akin to placēre to please; see -ate1

placater, noun
placation [pley-key-shuhn] , noun
unplacated, adjective

conciliate, satisfy. Unabridged
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placate (pləˈkeɪt)
(tr) to pacify or appease
[C17: from Latin plācāre; see placable]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from L. placatus, pp. of placare "to calm, appease," related to placere (see please).
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Example sentences
There was no question which group should be placated.
If nothing else, the fan base will be placated if he plays.
The apologetic owner told us that the lunch was on the house, which barely
  placated my friend.
They influence everything that happens and must be constantly placated.
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