placate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/pləˈkeɪt/
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.

derived word

placatory

 

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/pləˈkeɪt(ə)ri/
adjective