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verb [transitive] formal placate pronunciation in American English /ˈpleɪkeɪt/
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present participleplacating
past tenseplacated
past participleplacated
  1. to stop someone from 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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 placate pronunciation in American English /ˈpleɪkəˌtɔri/ adjective
a placatory gesture


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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