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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.

placate

(pləˈkeɪt)
vb
(tr) to pacify or appease
[C17: from Latin plācāre; see placable]
plaˈcation n

pla•cate

(ˈpleɪ keɪt, ˈplæk eɪt)

v.t. -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to appease or pacify, esp. by concessions.
[1670–80; < Latin plācātus, past participle of plācāre to quiet, calm, appease, akin to placēre to please; see -ate1]
pla′cat•er, n.
pla•ca′tion, n.
pla′ca•tive, pla′ca•to`ry (-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.

placate


Past participle: placated
Gerund: placating

Imperative
placate
placate
Present
I placate
you placate
he/she/it placates
we placate
you placate
they placate
Preterite
I placated
you placated
he/she/it placated
we placated
you placated
they placated
Present Continuous
I am placating
you are placating
he/she/it is placating
we are placating
you are placating
they are placating
Present Perfect
I have placated
you have placated
he/she/it has placated
we have placated
you have placated
they have placated
Past Continuous
I was placating
you were placating
he/she/it was placating
we were placating
you were placating
they were placating
Past Perfect
I had placated
you had placated
he/she/it had placated
we had placated
you had placated
they had placated
Future
I will placate
you will placate
he/she/it will placate
we will placate
you will placate
they will placate
Future Perfect
I will have placated
you will have placated
he/she/it will have placated
we will have placated
you will have placated
they will have placated
Future Continuous
I will be placating
you will be placating
he/she/it will be placating
we will be placating
you will be placating
they will be placating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been placating
you have been placating
he/she/it has been placating
we have been placating
you have been placating
they have been placating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been placating
you will have been placating
he/she/it will have been placating
we will have been placating
you will have been placating
they will have been placating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been placating
you had been placating
he/she/it had been placating
we had been placating
you had been placating
they had been placating
Conditional
I would placate
you would placate
he/she/it would placate
we would placate
you would placate
they would placate
Past Conditional
I would have placated
you would have placated
he/she/it would have placated
we would have placated
you would have placated
they would have placated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.placate - cause to be more favorably inclinedplacate - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
calm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

placate

verb calm, satisfy, humour, soothe, appease, assuage, pacify, mollify, win someone over, conciliate, propitiate He smiled, and made a gesture intended to placate me.

placate

verb
Translations
يَسْتَرْضي
usmířit
formilde
kiengesztel
fróaróasefasefa, blíîka
nuteikti savo naudai
nomierināt
uzmieriť
blidka
yatıştırmak

placate

[pləˈkeɪt] VTaplacar, apaciguar

placate

[pləˈkeɪt] vtapaiser

placate

[pləˈkeɪt] vtplacare, calmare

placate

(pləˈkeit) , ((American) ˈpleikeit) verb
to stop (an angry person) feeling angry. He placated her with an apology.
References in classic literature ?
This was no religious rite, no placation of the brutish jungle gods.
But she proceeded to punish him roundly, until he gave over all attempts at placation, and whirled in a circle, his head away from her, his shoulders receiving the punishment of her teeth.
This is a greatly textured story, varying from mood to mood, line to line, devoted to encompassing the deceptions, placations and terrors of Abdul's mental landscape.