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Meaning of placate

pla•cate

Pronunciation: (plā'kāt, plak'āt), [key]
— -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
  1. to appease or pacify, esp. by concessions or conciliatory gestures: to placate an outraged citizenry.

plac•ate

Pronunciation: (plak'āt, -it), [key]
— n. Armor.
  1. a piece of plate armor of the 15th to the 18th century protecting the lower part of the torso in front: used esp. as a reinforcement over a breastplate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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