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Definition of placate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    placate somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they placate
    he / she / it placates
    past simple placated
    -ing form placating
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  1. 1to make someone feel less angry about something synonym pacify
  2. 2 a placating smile The concessions did little to placate the students.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: placate