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 Dictionary entry overview: What does placate mean? 

PLACATE (verb)
  The verb PLACATE has 1 sense:

1. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

  Familiarity information: PLACATE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PLACATE (verb)

Sense 1placate [BACK TO TOP]


Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling


appease; assuage; conciliate; gentle; gruntle; lenify; mollify; pacify; placate

Context example:

She managed to mollify the angry customer

Hypernyms (to "placate" is one way to...):

calm; calm down; lull; quiet; quieten; still; tranquilize; tranquillise; tranquillize (make calm or still)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to placate Sue

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