- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||placated, placates, placating
||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.
- appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify
- antagonize, enrage, incense, provoke
- similar words:
- allay, assuage, calm, palliate, propitiate, soothe, still
||assuage, compose, lull, pacify, satisfy
||placater (n.), placation (n.)