placatory


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Related to placatory: truculent, incendiary, quiescent, conciliatory

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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placatory

(pləˈkeɪtərɪ; -trɪ) ,

placating

or less commonly

placative

adj
placating or intended to placate
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.placatory - 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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placatory

adjective calming, appeasing, conciliatory, peacemaking, designed to please, pacificatory, propitiative He spoke in a placatory tone.
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Translations

placatory

[pləˈkeɪtərɪ] ADJ [act, gesture, smile] → apaciguador
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

placatory

[pləˈkeɪtəri] adjlénifiant(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

placatory

adjbeschwichtigend, besänftigend; gesture alsoversöhnlich; he held out a placatory hander streckte seine Hand zur Versöhnung aus
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

placatory

[pləˈkeɪtərɪ] adj (gesture, tone, words) → tranquillizzante, conciliante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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