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placate1

[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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British Dictionary definitions for placation

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 placation
placate
mid-15c., from L. placatus, pp. of placare "to calm, appease," related to placere (see please).
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