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Placating   /plˈeɪkˌeɪtɪŋ/   Listen

Intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions.  Synonyms: appeasing, placative, placatory.  "Placating (or placative) gestures" , "An astonishingly placatory speech"

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"Placating" Quotes from Famous Books

... made his way toward a harbor of refreshment he wondered about Old Jimmie—not in the manner Larry had wondered about a father bringing his daughter up into crooked ways—but he wondered what kind of a man beneath his shrewd, yielding, placating manner Old Jimmie really was, how far he was to be trusted, whether he was in this game on the level or whether he was playing some very secret hand of his own. Though he had known and worked with Old Jimmie for ...
— Children of the Whirlwind • Leroy Scott

... Government could not view without alarm the possibility of a rupture between the two countries. It was Neuville who labored through the summer months of this year, first with Adams, then with De Onis, tempering the demands of the one and placating the pride of the other, but never allowing intercourse to drop. Adams was right, and both Neuville and De Onis knew it; the only way to settle outstanding differences was to cede these Spanish derelicts in the New World to ...
— Jefferson and his Colleagues - A Chronicle of the Virginia Dynasty, Volume 15 In The - Chronicles Of America Series • Allen Johnson

... meek man had a certain strength of pertinacity. Besides, in this case, he had been having multitudinous troubles of his own, which could be ended only by his employer's placating ...
— Within the Law - From the Play of Bayard Veiller • Marvin Dana

Words linked to "Placating" :   conciliative, placatory, placative, appeasing, conciliatory

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