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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.
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placate

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

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

placate

[pləˈkeɪt] VTaplacar, apaciguar
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placate

[pləˈkeɪt] vtapaiser
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placate

[pləˈkeɪt] vtplacare, calmare
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placate

(pləˈkeit) , ((American) ˈpleikeit) verb
to stop (an angry person) feeling angry. He placated her with an apology.
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References in classic literature ?
They turned their shoulders to her most savage slashes, and with wagging tails and mincing steps strove to placate her wrath.
Many of the men, who knew that they were in danger of his big bear-paw when it reached out for the honey vats, even made efforts to placate him, to get on the friendly side of him.
That is, the capitalists had striven to placate the workers by interesting them financially in their work.