Definition of 'placate'
Example sentences containing 'placate'
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I followed more slowly, wondering how to placate Jett without giving too much away. DEAD BEAT (2002)She reached out, put a hand upon Gruffydd's arm, as if seeking to placate him, and said softly. HERE BE DRAGONS (2002)Perhaps it was just an attempt to placate the student, who was near-hysterical in her account of the dead patient come back to life. NIGHT SISTERS (2002)
Trends of 'placate'
Used Occasionally. placate is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'placate'
British English: placate VERB
If you placate someone, you do or say something to make them stop feeling angry.
He smiled, trying to placate me.
Definition of placate from the Collins English Dictionary
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