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See also: plaĉate

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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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placate (plural placates)

  1. poster

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plācāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of plācō

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