placate

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin plācātus, past participle of plācō (appease, placate, literally smooth, smoothen), from Proto-Indo-European *plāk- (smooth, flat), from *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 they become content or at least no longer irate.

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placate

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

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plācāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of plācō

ReferencesEdit

  • placate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • placate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • placate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette