placate

placate

Pronunciation /pləˈkeɪt/ /ˈplakeɪt/ /ˈpleɪkeɪt/
verb
[with object]
Make (someone) less angry or hostile.

Origin
Late 17th century from Latin placat- ‘appeased’, from the verb placare.

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“I am very sorry,” said Bob, attempting to placate Betty.

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