Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Conciliatory; intended to placate or appease or propitiate; betokening pacific intentions.

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  • adjective That placates; pacifying.

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

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Examples

  • "The placatory measures could well have some effect on the population—they're not trivial and will be received quite well," said a Western diplomat familiar with the area.

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  • Accompanying the placatory expressions from London were dispatches from U.S. ambassador McLane urging Polk to seek a compromise at the 49th parallel, which he said Britain would readily accept.

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  • Accompanying the placatory expressions from London were dispatches from U.S. ambassador McLane urging Polk to seek a compromise at the 49th parallel, which he said Britain would readily accept.

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  • “I know, I know,” he said, raising his hands in a placatory gesture.

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  • Heins,38 Roald commented ruefully in response, deciding wisely that to be placatory was the most sensible course of action.

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  • When he refuses to submit and instead responds vigorously, back off quickly and overcompensate for failure by switching into a placatory mode.

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  • The manager is therefore in the placatory position of insisting that decisions in South Africa will not be made on the basis of his own software.

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  • On it she had even performed placatory slave dances, dances of the sort in which the female tires to convince the male that she might perhaps be worth sparing, if only for the pleasure she might bring him.

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  • Anders raised both hands in a placatory, soothing way.

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  • Anders raised both hands in a placatory, soothing way.

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