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verb [transitive] formal placate pronunciation in British English /pləˈkeɪt/ 
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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.

    a placating gesture

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 placate pronunciation in British English /pləˈkeɪt(ə)ri/  adjective

a placatory gesture

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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