placate

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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.

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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.

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Italian[edit]

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placate

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

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plācāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of plācō

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