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synonyms for placating

  • 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
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antonyms for placating

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  • agitate
  • incite
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • upset
  • worry
  • aggravate
  • trouble
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How to use placating in a sentence

So they’re trying to figure out what are the words they need to say to placate the stock market.
THE MAN WHO SAW THE PANDEMIC COMING - ISSUE 94: EVOLVINGKEVIN BERGERDECEMBER 30, 2020NAUTILUS
Instead of responding in kind to my placating overtures, the attitude of the whiskered man became more threatening than ever.
FIBBLE, D. D.IRVIN SHREWSBURY COBB
Allan took it calmly, made a placating remark or two, and lapsed into a friendly silence.
THE LONG ROLLMARY JOHNSTON
Withal he gave me never excuse of ending him or placating him, but shifted upon me the burden of choosing time and spot.
DESERT DUSTEDWIN L. SABIN
Mrs. Bowen did not respond to the question of placating and punishing her protégée with sustained interest.
INDIAN SUMMERWILLIAM D. HOWELLS
Ellen cast a sidelong look at Manape, and there was something distinctly placating in her eyes.
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In this manner, man passed from the stage of contending against the spirits to one of placating them.
THE NECESSITY OF ATHEISMDR. D.M. BROOKS
"We're playin' circus," he answered with a feeble, placating smile, before the others had recovered from their surprise.
THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWNLEBBEUS MITCHELL
And Madame Rosalie's tone, though courteous, had not been eager or placating.
THE REST HOLLOW MYSTERYREBECCA N. PORTER
It has nothing to do with placating or propitiating the Goddess.
THE UNWILLING VESTALEDWARD LUCAS WHITE
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WORDS RELATED TO PLACATING

  • appeasing
  • assuaging
  • calm
  • civil
  • disarming
  • irenic
  • pacific
  • peaceable
  • placating
  • placatory
  • propitiative
  • quiet
  • willing
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