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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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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
n.

1580s, from French placation (16c.), from Latin placationem (nominative placatio) "an appeasing, pacifying, quieting," noun of action from past participle stem of placare (see placate).

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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