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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of placate.

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Examples

  • I thought Sarah Failin placated the Radical Wrong. peace, mjh

    mjh's blog — 2008 — September

  • 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.

    China Criticizes U.S. For Protectionism

  • 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.

    Josh Williams: BETWEEN BARACK AND A HAWK'S PLACE...

  • "That's all right," the doctor placated sharply and authoritatively.

    THE END OF THE STORY

  • After marathon negotiations, Blockbuster tweaked its sale plan in a way that placated the studios.

    Icahn, Dish Submit Bids for Blockbuster

  • 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.

    Tiësto: Electronic Music's Superstar

  • Not all citizens have been placated, and some protesters returned to the streets this weekend.

    High Food Prices Helped Spark Egypt Protests

  • "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.

    Clinton: 'Perfect Storm' Brewing In Middle East

  • He reached for my hand, but I pulled it away, refusing to be placated.

    Haven

  • 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.

    Lance Mannion:

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