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verb [transitive] formal placate pronunciation in British English /pləˈkeɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyplacate
he/she/itplacates
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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placatory

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

a placatory gesture

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