Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of placate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions

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Examples

  • Dubious, though; Obama is too interested in placating illiterate fools like yourself.

    Matthew Yglesias » Chile Earthquake

  • Guantanamo Bay is, and will continue to be, the best place to hold terror suspects, and Obama "acted stupidly" in placating the Left by promising to close it.

    Feds to tour Michigan prison where Gitmo detainees could go

  • The right wing nut jobs would like to see him move away from his base in placating them, and at the same time they continue to demonize him for every action he takes.

    Think Progress » Ed Schultz Tells Robert Gibbs He’s ‘Full Of Sh*t’ And ‘You’re Losing Your Base’

  • Here is the maverick doing what mavericks do, namely placating social conservatives.

    The Daily O'Collegian

  • The change doesn't come all at once, it comes in dribbles, then all of a sudden the cats let out of the bag the state has been toying with the idea of placating the Islamists all the while.

    Tundra Tabloids.......

  • Another possibility is that the administration places a higher priority on interests other than the fate of the Gulf, such as placating organized labor, which vigorously defends the Jones Act. Finally there is the most pessimistic explanation that the oil spill may be viewed as an opportunity, the way White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said back in February 2009, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

    Why Is the Gulf Cleanup So Slow?

  • The critics also argue that RTD is "placating" metro area mayors when it is working with them to enlist their support to push FasTracks forward.

    Paul Rosenthal: Don't Throw FasTracks Under a Bus

  • The rest of the time you seem to spend in having Elections and 'placating' (I think that's what you call it) the German interest, or the negro interest, or the Sinn Fein interest.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 29, 1920

  • But overly enthusiastic fans were a happy diversion from challenges such as placating an angry mullah who tried to raise a mob to halt the production or dealing with Taliban death threats against several cast members.

    latimes.com - News

  • But overly enthusiastic fans were a happy diversion from challenges such as placating an angry mullah who tried to raise a mob to halt the production or dealing with Taliban death threats against several cast members.

    latimes.com - News

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