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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To calm down and make less hostile or angry; pacify.

Usage examples (31)
  • He was not nominated to satisfy or placate, but to succeed.
  • COSSACK: Now, when you say "placate," give us a little more description.
  • The human-rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday urged the United Nations not to "placate" the government of the
  • State -- all because you have to 'placate' the Irish interest. for more
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