placate

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plācātus, past participle of plācō (appease, placate, literally smooth, smoothen), from Proto-Indo-European *plāk- (smooth, flat), from Proto-Indo-European *pele- (broad, flat, plain). Related to Latin placeō (appease), Old English flōh (flat stone, chip). More at please.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

placate (third-person singular simple present placates, present participle placating, simple past and past participle placated)

  1. (transitive) To calm; to bring peace to; to influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate.

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

placate

  1. second-person plural present tense of placare
  2. second-person plural imperative of placare
  3. feminine plural past participle of placare

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

plācāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of plācō