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synonyms for placate

  • appease
  • assuage
  • mollify
  • pacify
  • reconcile
  • satisfy
  • soothe
  • calm
  • cheer
  • comfort
  • conciliate
  • humor
  • propitiate
  • soft pedal
  • stroke
  • sweeten
  • tranquilize
  • make peace
  • make up
  • play up to
  • pour oil on
  • win over
See also synonyms for: placated / placater / placating / placation

antonyms for placate

MOST RELEVANT
  • agitate
  • incite
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • upset
  • worry
  • aggravate
  • trouble
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How to use placate in a sentence

At those words, designed to placate, the fire which smouldered in Lola's breast burst into sudden flame.
DOPESAX ROHMER
But the thought of his own had by now become a much greater anxiety to him than the wish to placate Chloe.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
Mrs. Patton was still in mourning, a filmy and diaphanous kind of mourning, beautiful enough to placate the angel Azrael himself.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
“Or call it by some pretty name to placate it,” Euphrosyne suggested.
THE PROUD PRINCEJUSTIN HUNTLY MCCARTHY
It is the office of a mediator to conciliate the party that is offended and to placate the party that is the offender.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
To placate the deity that he may reward us in the future is, frankly, the object of all religious ceremonies.
MORALITY WITHOUT GODM. M. MANGASARIAN
In order to survive it must do three things—placate certain interests, influence votes, and obtain secret funds.
THE TITLEARNOLD BENNETT
It will placate the Left and please the Clerics—it will also consolidate our reputation for liberality and largeness of mind.
THE KEEPERS OF THE KING'S PEACEEDGAR WALLACE
There is a record of one student, more persistent than the others, who was difficult to placate.
MCGILL AND ITS STORY, 1821-1921CYRUS MACMILLAN
Hunter, now a Senator, became an envoy to placate him and succeeded in bringing him back.
THE DAY OF THE CONFEDERACYNATHANIEL W. STEPHENSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PLACATE

  • allay
  • alleviate
  • assuage
  • be enough
  • blunt
  • calm
  • compose
  • conciliate
  • content
  • diminish
  • do
  • ease
  • gratify
  • lessen
  • lull
  • make matters up
  • meet halfway
  • mitigate
  • mollify
  • patch things up
  • placate
  • propitiate
  • quell
  • quench
  • quiet
  • serve
  • soften
  • soothe
  • subdue
  • sweeten
  • tranquilize
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.