placater

[ pley-keyt, plak-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF placater
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WORD ORIGIN

1670s, a back-formation from placation or else from Latin placatus "soothed, quiet, gentle, calm, peaceful," past participle of placare "to calm, appease, quiet, soothe, assuage," related to placere "to please" (see please). Related: Placated; placating; placatingly.

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