American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease. See Synonyms at pacify.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To appease or pacify; conciliate.
- v. transitive To calm; to bring peace to; to influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as placard, 4 & 5.
- v. To appease; to pacify; to concilate.
- v. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
- From Latin plācātus, past participle of plācō ("appease, placate", literally "smooth, smoothen"), from Proto-Indo-European *plāk- (“smooth, flat”), from Proto-Indo-European *pele- (“broad, flat, plain”). Related to Latin placeō ("appease"), Old English flōh ("flat stone, chip"). More at please. (Wiktionary)
- Latin plācāre, plācāt-, to calm; see plāk-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Many men that "attend church" do so to pacify their wives and/or "keep up an image" or ignorantly attemp to "placate" the God they don't even know.”
“COSSACK: Now, when you say "placate," give us a little more description.”
“The human-rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday urged the United Nations not to "placate" the government of the”
“State -- all because you have to 'placate' the Irish interest.”
“Sacrifice no longer serves to "placate" the divinity, but rather to placate man and to make him desist from his hostility toward God and his neighbor.”
“Mrs Duhig said the boy then went back downstairs and his mum checked on her other children before going down to "placate" him.”
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“Democrats did not win overwhelming majorities by promising to placate the Republicans.”
“This Nation, which the two of you swore to uphold, can't even get to the bottom of a key financial report owed to the very American people you so desperately try to placate ..”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘placate’.
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letters starting with p
words i need to memorize
Fissiparous Weekly Standard Nigeria a fissiparous country 3/2012
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Vocabulary building for my quest of GRE 2013
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