Synonyms of placate
calmDictionary • He smiled, and made a gesture intended to placate me.
calm • Officials hoped this action would calm the situation.
satisfy • The pace of change has not been quick enough to satisfy everyone.
soothe • He would take her in his arms and soothe her.
appease • The offer has not appeased separatists.
assuage • The meat they'd managed to procure assuaged their hunger.
pacify • Is this just something to pacify the critics?
mollify • The investigation was undertaken to mollify pressure groups.
win someone over
conciliate • His duty was to conciliate the people, not to provoke them.
propitiate • These ancient ceremonies propitiate the spirits of the waters.
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appeaseIf you try to appease someone, you try to stop them from being angry by giving them what they want.
• The offer has not appeased separatists.
assuageIf you assuage a need or desire for something, you satisfy it.
• The meat they'd managed to procure assuaged their hunger.
calmTo calm a situation means to reduce the amount of trouble, violence, or panic there is.
• Officials hoped this action would calm the situation.
Thesaurus for placate from the Collins English Thesaurus