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verb [transitive] formal     placate pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participleplacating
past tenseplacated
past participleplacated
  1. to stop someone feeling angry or offended by being nice to them or by giving them what they want

    Efforts to placate local government officials have thus far failed.

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     placatory pronunciation in British English
/pləˈkeɪt(ə)ri/ adjective
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someone on a film set who takes care of plants, trees, and other various landscaping materials like rocks, gravel, sand, etc.

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