Adjective "placated" definition and examples

(Placated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/pləˈkeɪt//ˈplakeɪt/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Make (someone) less angry or hostile.
  1. 'This seemed to placate her, and I finally won my release with a promise to pay next time.'
  2. 'She eventually storms off into another part of the house and he follows in an attempt to placate her.'
  3. 'She attempts to placate him by giving him something to eat, but he sets the food down behind him because it is too hot.'
  4. 'It placated my brother and me for hours, despite the chaos going on around us.'
  5. 'Eventually, he is placated and leaves the scene.'
  6. 'Here's a picture from our visit to the Eden Project a couple of months ago to placate me for a little while.'
  7. 'People think that if they can placate the violent persons in their midst, then they won't get hurt.'
  8. 'She said her colleague said she could not deal with him that day and was eventually able to placate him.'
  9. 'This doesn't placate anyone or calm things down or keep order.'
  10. 'In the meantime they can placate their opponents on the left and reward their supporters in the state sector.'

More definitions

1. to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures: to placate an outraged citizenry.

More examples(as adjective)

"people/places/organizations can be placated."

"oppositions can be placated."

"critics can be placated."

Origin

(placate)Late 17th century: from Latin placat- ‘appeased’, from the verb placare.