Definition of Placation

1. Noun. The act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity.

Exact synonyms: Conciliation, Propitiation
Generic synonyms: Appeasement, Calming
Derivative terms: Conciliate, Placate, Propitiate

Definition of Placation

1. n. The act of placating.

Definition of Placation

1. Noun. A process or act of placating; appeasement or an expression of appeasement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Placation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Placation

placableness
placably
placarded
placarder
placarders
placarding
placards
placate
placated
placater
placaters
placates
placating
placatingly
placationist
placations
placative
placatively
placatory
placcat
placcate
placcates
placcats
place
place-kick
place-kicker
place-kicking
place-name

Literary usage of Placation

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

1. Introduction to the History of Religions by Crawford Howell Toy (1913)
"In Smith's theory there is confusion between the two ideas of communion and expiation or placation. All the facts adduced by him go to show only that the ..."

2. Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion by Jane Ellen Harrison (1908)
"The extreme need of primitive man for placation is from the stain of ... the victim slain for placation and purification is by correct authors called by ..."

3. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"They correspond to the Roman placation ceremonies called Feralia and Lupercalia, in which, as a fertility-charm, women were hit with the skin of goats, ..."

4. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"They correspond to the Roman placation ceremonies called Feralia and Lupercalia, in which, as a fertility-charm, ..."

5. The Principles of Education by William Carl Ruediger (1910)
"The assumption might be correct, and the primitive method of placation might be ... These ceremonies and incantations have as their purpose the placation of ..."

6. Selected Articles on Government Ownership of Railroads by Edith May Phelps (1917)
"When two such policies come together—placation of a labor vote by greater payment of wages, placation of a larger vote by reducing rates, ..."

7. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents by United States President, James Daniel Richardson (1897)
"UNSUCCESSFUL PEACE ENVOYS TO INDIANS The Government tried to combine punishment and placation in its Indian policy. After an outrage men like Custer and ..."

8. Introduction to the History of Religions by Crawford Howell Toy (1913)
"In Smith's theory there is confusion between the two ideas of communion and expiation or placation. All the facts adduced by him go to show only that the ..."

9. Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion by Jane Ellen Harrison (1908)
"The extreme need of primitive man for placation is from the stain of ... the victim slain for placation and purification is by correct authors called by ..."

10. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"They correspond to the Roman placation ceremonies called Feralia and Lupercalia, in which, as a fertility-charm, women were hit with the skin of goats, ..."

11. The History of Religions by Edward Washburn Hopkins (1918)
"They correspond to the Roman placation ceremonies called Feralia and Lupercalia, in which, as a fertility-charm, ..."

12. The Principles of Education by William Carl Ruediger (1910)
"The assumption might be correct, and the primitive method of placation might be ... These ceremonies and incantations have as their purpose the placation of ..."

13. Selected Articles on Government Ownership of Railroads by Edith May Phelps (1917)
"When two such policies come together—placation of a labor vote by greater payment of wages, placation of a larger vote by reducing rates, ..."

14. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents by United States President, James Daniel Richardson (1897)
"UNSUCCESSFUL PEACE ENVOYS TO INDIANS The Government tried to combine punishment and placation in its Indian policy. After an outrage men like Custer and ..."

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