Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: placate
IPA transcription: [pl'eɪkeɪt]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle
    Meaning: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
Usage examples
  • "He--he left by the morning train, which goes west," stammered Miss Stearne, anxious to placate the officer and fearful of the girl's stubborn resistance.