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4 definitions found
 for placate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Placate \Plac"ate\, n.
     Same as Placard, 4 & 5.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Placate \Pla"cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placated; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Placating.] [L. placatus, p. p. of placare to placate,
     akin to placere to please. See Please.]
     To appease; to pacify; to concilate. "Therefore is he always
     propitiated and placated." --Cudworth.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  placate
      v 1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
           "She managed to mollify the angry customer" [syn: pacify,
           lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify,
           placate, gentle, gruntle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  21 Moby Thesaurus words for "placate":
     allay, appease, assuage, calm, comfort, conciliate, cool, defuse,
     dulcify, lay, lay the dust, mollify, pacify, pour balm on,
     propitiate, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, soothe, sweeten,
     tranquilize
  
  

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