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pla·cate

 (plā′kāt′, plăk′āt′)
tr.v. pla·cat·ed, pla·cat·ing, pla·cates
To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease. See Synonyms at pacify.

[Latin plācāre, plācāt-, to calm; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

pla′cat′er n.
pla·ca′tion (plā-kā′shən) n.
pla′ca·to′ry (-tôr′ē), pla′ca′tive (-kā′tĭv) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.placating - intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions; "the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich"; "placating (or placative) gestures"; "an astonishingly placatory speech"
conciliative, conciliatory - intended to placate; "spoke in a conciliating tone"; "a conciliatory visit"
References in classic literature ?
And soberly he continued to regard the mate when he went aft and threatened to knock the "Song of Songs" and the rest of the Old Testament out of the black helmsman whose smile of teeth was as humbly gentle and placating as Jerry's had been when he made his appeal.
Talking to friends who have kids, they despair at not only the cost but the titanic planning exercise that has to go into placating the little ones.
And that's why teachers collectively, the world over, decided to invent the gold star -- to placate those kids who need placating, even if there might be nothing tangible to show for it.
This was at a time when capitalism could not only afford such reforms but saw the threat of revolution at home and communism in the east as a threat to be staved off by placating workers demands.
Syria lifted on Wednesday a ban on teachers wearing the full face veil and ordered the closure of a casino, moves aimed at placating conservative Muslims in the tightly-controlled country that has seen weeks of unrest.
Uhl is torn between placating the ruthless Leopold and his fascination with and appreciation of Eisenheim, who has begun to do greater and greater illusions, including bringing back walking, talking ghosts on stage.
If we really think that attempts to remove and hide Judeo-Christian symbols from our societies in the vain hope of placating Muslim sensibilities will succeed, then we need to know it won't work.