Words I Love 34 – Placate

Today’s favourite word…

placate

pləˈkeɪt,ˈplakeɪt,ˈpleɪ-/

verb

verb: placate; 3rd person present: placates; past tense: placated; past participle: placated; gerund or present participle: placating
  1. make (someone) less angry or hostile.
    “they attempted to placate the students with promises”
Origin
late 17th century: from Latin placat- ‘appeased’, from the verb placare .
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