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English verb: placate

1. placate (emotion) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of


SamplesShe managed to mollify the angry customer.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to placate Sue


Synonymsappease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize









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