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placatory

[pley-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, plak-uh-] /ˈpleɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈplæk ə-/
adjective
1.
serving, tending, or intended to placate:
a placatory reply.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Late Latin plācātōrius. See placate1, -tory1
Related forms
unplacatory, adjective
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placatory

/pləˈkeɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
placating or intended to placate
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Word Origin and History for unplacatory

placatory

adj.

1630s, from Latin placatorius "pertaining to appeasing," from placat-, past participle stem of placare "to appease" (see placate).

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