Definition of placatory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

placatory

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//pləˈkeɪtəri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpleɪkətɔːri//
 
(formal)
 
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designed to make somebody feel less angry by showing that you are willing to satisfy or please them a placatory remark/smile/gesture
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: placatory