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[pley-keyt, plak-eyt] /ˈpleɪ keɪt, ˈplæk eɪt/
verb (used with object), placated, placating.
1.
to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures:
to placate an outraged citizenry.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; < Latin plācātus past participle of plācāre to quiet, calm, appease, akin to placēre to please; see -ate1
Related forms
placater, noun
placation
[pley-key-shuh n] /pleɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
unplacated, adjective
Synonyms
conciliate, satisfy.
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  • 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.
  • Since nothing policymakers have done so far has placated the markets.
  • Extremes that have no business informing the compromises are in fact central to it since they must be placated.
British Dictionary definitions for placated

placate

/pləˈkeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to pacify or appease
Derived Forms
placation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin plācāre; see placable
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Word Origin and History for placated

placate

v.

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.

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