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Synonyms for placate
ˈpleɪ keɪt, ˈplæk eɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

    Synonyms:
    mollify, conciliate, quell, gentle, relieve, lenify, stay, quench, allay, ennoble, settle, gruntle, palliate, accommodate, appease, pacify, temper, assuage, propitiate, alleviate, slake, make up, entitle, patch up, reconcile, season

Wiktionary

  1. placate(verb)

    To calm; to bring peace to; to influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate.

    Synonyms:
    mollify, appease, satisfy

    Antonyms:
    enrage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    appease, assuage, pacify, allay, defuse, calm

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How to use placate in a sentence?

  1. Robert Besseling:

    If the negotiations fail to placate Renamo's armed wing and ensure some form of demobilisation and integration, the outlook for violence will continue beyond 2015.

  2. Free Press Co-CEO Jessica Gonzalez:

    Instead of committing to a timeline to root out hate and disinformation on Facebook, the company's leaders delivered the same old talking points to try to placate us without meeting our demands, facebook approached our meeting today like it was nothing more than a PR exercise.

  3. The Times piece:

    Sure, the Clinton campaign wants to placate the base. But if Clinton’s recent positions are pandering, this is pandering with a purpose, and without an obvious cost. She’s saying everything she can to make the left happy — without backing herself into a left-wing corner. Where’s the downside in chiding Republicans on voting rights?

  4. Carrie Severino:

    Donald Trump has been committed to transparency on this issue, biden is trying to play the moderate, but he's trying to bend over backwards and placate the most liberal factions within his base. He doesn't want to commit on anything.

  5. Walter Lippmann:

    Successful ... politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.


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