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placates, 3rd person singular present; placated, past tense; placated, past participle; placating, present participle;
  1. Make (someone) less angry or hostile
    • - they attempted to placate the students with promises

  1. pacify: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
  2. (placating) appeasing(a): intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions; "the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich"; "placating (or placative) gestures"; "an astonishingly placatory speech"
  3. 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
  4. (v) - to pacify, to soothe; to appease