• WordNet 3.6
    • n placation the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Placation The act of placating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n placation The act of placating, appeasing, pacifying, or conciliating; propitiation.
    • n placation A propitiatory act.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Placation propitiation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. placatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. placabilisplacāre, to appease, akin to placēre, to please.


In literature:

After a moment the spokesman replied placatingly.
"The Adventure Club Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
First to pacify and placate, then to win and hold those worse than neutrals, was the work of John Jay.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
But Ziska was not to be placated.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
If he desired to placate Charles V., the roastings and torturings commenced again.
"A Short History of France" by Mary Platt Parmele
These factions also had to be placated.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Angry as he was, he knew it would be futile to do anything but try, even now, to placate this wretched specimen of a man.
"The Bad Man" by Charles Hanson Towne
Like Jehovah, he is a jealous god, and nothing but the whole heart can placate him.
"The House of the Vampire" by George Sylvester Viereck
He even placated the jealous dancer with a gold watch and a box of hair pomade.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
Jamison was uneasily in the act of trying to placate him.
"Operation: Outer Space" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Even now the men might be on the way, but she had a more unselfish motive for wishing to placate Gertie.
"The Land of Promise" by D. Torbett

In news:

Courteous parents of twins placate plane passengers by handing out candies.
NYPD's Night Out Against Crime Enormously Underwhelming, Placates People with Free Things.
"Dark but nimble illustrations flesh out a story line for this old folk song when a scowling older sister starts the baby crying by abruptly shoving its cradle and the family tries to placate it," wrote PW.
Harlingen Superintendent Tries To Placate South Parents.
In an effort to placate the angry customer, the store manager replaced the defective product with a more expensive model at no extra charge.
Courteous parents of twins placate plane passengers by handing out candies.
WH to try to placate Catholics on contraceptives.
At Albany hopes indoor field will placate Giants.
The idea is to placate customers, conserve cash and spur homegrown innovation — something the company neglected over the past decade.
That didn't placate concerned parents who bought the expensive bottles precisely to avoid the endocrine-disrupting chemical found in hard polycarbonate bottles .
Mursi's decision on Saturday to retract a decree awarding himself wide powers failed to placate opponents who accused him of plunging Egypt deeper into crisis by refusing to postpone the vote on a constitution shaped by Islamists.
The imagery of angry gods that must be placated by extreme sacrifices has dominated the religious expressions of primitive people around the globe.
In some cultures, even the sacrifice of children has been practiced to placate the angry gods.
"By using humor , we hope to show how the app can be a lifesaver in the kind of situation anyone can relate to—that panicky hunt for that one thing that will placate a child.".
Issuance is intended to fund infrastructure improvements and placate watchful ratings agency.