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Meaning of PLACATE

Pronunciation:  'pleykeyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify her angry boss"

PLACATE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify
 See Also: calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Plac"ate\, n.
    Same as {Placard}, 4 & 5.
  2. \Pla"cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Placated}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Placating}.] [L. placatus, p. p. of placare to placate,
    akin to placere to please. See {Please}.]
    To appease; to pacify; to concilate. ``Therefore is he always
    propitiated and placated.'' --Cudworth.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: allay, appease, assuage, calm, comfort, conciliate, cool, defuse, dulcify, lay, lay the dust, mollify, pacify, pour balm on, propitiate, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, soothe, sweeten, tranquilize