HyperDic: placate

English > 1 sense of the word placate:
VERBemotionplacate, pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, gentle, gruntlecause to be more favorably inclined
placate > pronunciation
Soundspley'keyt
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > placate: 1 sense > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to placate Sue
Synonymspacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, gentle, gruntle
Broadercalm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, stillmake calm or still
Spanishaliviar, apaciguar, aplacar, calmar, pacificar, sosegar, suavizar
Catalanalleujar, apaivagar, aplacar, assossegar, conciliar, pacificar, suavitzar
Adjectivesplacative, placatoryintended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
Nounsplacationthe act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity

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