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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.placative - 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"
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