- v cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
- Beware that needling the protestors will be counter productive and it makes better sense to placate them.
- To placate those associates while courting the American mainstream, he lurches between hatred and near conciliation.
- His motivation, of course, is not to replicate schools like mine but rather to placate social conservatives skeptical of the rest of his education plan, and, less cynically, to .
News & Articles
- AFL-CIO details immigration goals
The deal was changed during negotiations to placate Sen. Orrin Hatch and high-tech businesses.
June 18, 2013 - Politico
- Ireland agrees to early review of troubled banks' loans
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland has agreed to a detailed review of its troubled banks' loan books this year to placate its international lenders and will have its stress tests before a Europe-wide exercise ...
June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance
- Abraham Foxman in Ha'aretz
One can only wonder how far the US is prepared to go in distancing itself from Israel in order to placate the Palestinians in the hope they see it is in their interest to return to the negotiating table,Foxman said.
- Mal Brough in Grenfell Record and Bland Advertiser
The easy option would be to placate everyone, to come up with a party that would just get us across the line,Mr Brough said.
- Johnny Depp in Huffington Post (blog)
As seen in the preview clip below, Depp says, "I firmly believe Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley are totally innocent. It was a need for swift justice to placate the community."