Definition of Placate

1. Verb. Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of. "The performance is likely to placate Sue"; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"




Definition of Placate

1. n. Same as Placard, 4 & 5.

2. v. t. To appease; to pacify; to concilate.

Definition of Placate

1. Verb. (transitive) To calm; to bring peace to; to influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Placate

1. to soothe or mollify [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Placate

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placabilities
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placarding
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placate (current term)
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Literary usage of Placate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Panama to Patagonia: The Isthmian Canal and the West Coast Countries to by Charles Melville Pepper (1906)
"... Mortality — Need of State Sanitation — Discussion of Economic Relation— Changes in National Tendencies — Industrial Policies to placate the Roto. ..."

2. The History of the San Francisco Disaster and Mount Vesuvius Horror by Charles Eugene Banks, Opie Percival Read (1906)
"... Death—Famous Joss Houses, Theaters and Crowded Rookeries Collapse —Panic Stricken Chinese Have No Time to placate the Dragon of Evil in Earth's Center. ..."

3. Theodore Roosevelt: An Intimate Biography by William Roscoe Thayer (1919)
"... Justice, Reason, were not to him mere words to decorate sonorous messages or to catch and placate the hearers of his passionate speeches; they were the ..."

4. Parnellism and Crime by James Hannen Hannen (1889)
"though it I made a speech of that character it would be to placate and conciliate the Fenians and disarm their hostility. And get their support ? ..."

5. A Debate on the Doctrines of Atonement, Universal Salvation, and Endless by David Holmes, John Mather Austin (1848)
"... Heathen dogma of a sacrifice to placate the wrath of a god, to enable men to sin and avoid punishment—A miserable error which was incorporated into the ..."

6. Panama to Patagonia: The Isthmian Canal and the West Coast Countries to by Charles Melville Pepper (1906)
"... Mortality — Need of State Sanitation — Discussion of Economic Relation— Changes in National Tendencies — Industrial Policies to placate the Roto. ..."

7. The History of the San Francisco Disaster and Mount Vesuvius Horror by Charles Eugene Banks, Opie Percival Read (1906)
"... Death—Famous Joss Houses, Theaters and Crowded Rookeries Collapse —Panic Stricken Chinese Have No Time to placate the Dragon of Evil in Earth's Center. ..."

8. Theodore Roosevelt: An Intimate Biography by William Roscoe Thayer (1919)
"... Justice, Reason, were not to him mere words to decorate sonorous messages or to catch and placate the hearers of his passionate speeches; they were the ..."

9. Parnellism and Crime by James Hannen Hannen (1889)
"though it I made a speech of that character it would be to placate and conciliate the Fenians and disarm their hostility. And get their support ? ..."

10. A Debate on the Doctrines of Atonement, Universal Salvation, and Endless by David Holmes, John Mather Austin (1848)
"... Heathen dogma of a sacrifice to placate the wrath of a god, to enable men to sin and avoid punishment—A miserable error which was incorporated into the ..."

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