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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.
"You can't ask Ireland to compromise on something as fundamental as a peace process and relationships linked to the Good Friday Agreement to get a deal through which is about placating a group within the Conservative Party who are insisting on moving the Prime Minister away from her own position.
However, the government defended the decision saying this was not aimed at placating the upper castes but was in keeping with the principle of "sabka saath, sabka vikas" (development for all).
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.