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  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • To placate those associates while courting the American mainstream, he lurches between hatred and near conciliation.

  • 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."

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