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1. placate

verb. ['ˈpleɪkeɪt'] cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of.

Synonyms

  • mollify
  • quiet
  • still
  • tranquillise
  • tranquillize
  • lull
  • assuage
  • appease
  • tranquilize
  • quieten
  • conciliate
  • gruntle
  • calm down
  • lenify
  • calm
  • gentle

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • harden
  • worry
  • louden

Etymology

  • placatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Placate

  • vacate

How do you pronounce placate?

Pronounce placate as ˈpleɪkeɪt.

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Sentences with placate


1. Verb, base form
A man with a controlling mother will go out of his way to placate her.

Quotes about placate


1. Maybe she still was a pretty-head, making up irrational stories about the empty forest. The longer she stayed alone out here, the more Tally understood why the Rusties and their predecessors had believed in invisible beings, praying to placate spirits as they trashed the natural world around them.
- Scott Westerfeld, Pretties

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