from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease. See Synonyms at pacify.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as placard, 4 & 5.
- transitive v. To appease; to pacify; to concilate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To appease or pacify; conciliate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
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.
A whale of a day near the Farallones water to 'placate' nurseAllegations on tranquilliser overprescribing for councilJobs and economy to dominate Ictu conferenceMore awareness of economic inequality, survey showsBody
In the whale-watching world in St Lucia, permit holder and researcher Danie Bennett gives names to humpbacks with specific markings, so water to 'placate' nurseAllegations on tranquilliser overprescribing for councilJobs and photo/Mark Mitchell A southern right whale and its calf are attracting lots of attention in Waiwera, north of
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 ..