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[pley-key-tiv, -kuh-, plak-ey-tiv, plak-uh-] /ˈpleɪ keɪ tɪv, -kə-, ˈplæk eɪ tɪv, ˈplæk ə-/



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  • Placation

    [pley-keyt, plak-eyt] /ˈpleɪ keɪt, ˈplæk eɪt/ verb (used with object), placated, placating. 1. to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures: to placate an outraged citizenry. /pləˈkeɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to pacify or appease n. 1580s, from French placation (16c.), from Latin placationem (nominative placatio) “an appeasing, pacifying, quieting,” noun of action from […]

  • Placatory

    [pley-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, plak-uh-] /ˈpleɪ kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈplæk ə-/ adjective 1. serving, tending, or intended to : a placatory reply. /pləˈkeɪtərɪ; -trɪ/ adjective 1. placating or intended to placate adj. 1630s, from Latin placatorius “pertaining to appeasing,” from placat-, past participle stem of placare “to appease” (see placate).

  • Placcate

    [plak-eyt, -it] /ˈplæk eɪt, -ɪt/ noun, Armor. 1. a piece of plate armor of the 15th to the 18th century protecting the lower part of the torso in front: used especially as a reinforcement over a breastplate. /pləˈkeɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to pacify or appease v. 1670s, a back-formation from placation or else from Latin […]

  • Placeable

    [pleys] /pleɪs/ noun 1. a particular portion of space, whether of definite or indefinite extent. 2. space in general: time and place. 3. the specific portion of space normally occupied by anything: The vase is in its place. Every item on the shelf had its place. 4. a space, area, or spot, set apart or […]

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