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placate

pla·cate

placate

 
 
pronunciation:
pleI keIt [or] plae keIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: placated, placates, placating
definition: to calm down and make less angry, esp. by appeasement; conciliate; pacify.
The company executives tried to placate the protesters by agreeing to make minor changes in their policies.He hoped to placate his girlfriend with a bouquet a roses.
synonyms:
appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify
antonyms:
antagonize, enrage, incense, provoke
similar words:
allay, assuage, calm, palliate, propitiate, soothe, still
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derivations: placater (n.), placation (n.)