- v. Simple past tense and past participle of placate.
“I thought Sarah Failin placated the Radical Wrong. peace, mjh”
“But they cannot placate them the way those critics want to be placated, meaning, by allowing a strong appreciation, because this would be too harmful for their exports and growth.”
“After that, he "placated" a Democrat heckler-type by observing that he had served as a successful mayor of a city full of nothing but Democrats; therefore he saw no reason why competing parties couldn't work out their differences.”
“That's all right," the doctor placated sharply and authoritatively.”
“After marathon negotiations, Blockbuster tweaked its sale plan in a way that placated the studios.”
“If his longtime fans feared Tiësto was abandoning them for a wider audience, they'll be placated by his new mix compilation, Club Life, Vol.”
“Not all citizens have been placated, and some protesters returned to the streets this weekend.”
“Some leaders may believe that their country is an exception – that their people will not demand greater political or economic opportunities, or that they can be placated with half-measures," she said.”
“He reached for my hand, but I pulled it away, refusing to be placated.”
“Women aren't supposed to like the Stooges and maybe Sister Mary Carmel, our principal, allowed them to keep us boys placated, but I always suspected she was laughing her beads off at the back of the auditorium.”
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