Placate in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Placate

(transitive) To calm; to bring peace to; to influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate.

Short Example Sentences for Placate

  • 1. All this muddle to placate his conscience! 🔊
  • 2. There is no other means which can placate the wrath of heaven. 🔊
  • 3. It was to placate them that the Convention had been summoned. 🔊
  • 4. To placate him, to answer his questions, to keep him from growing angry! 🔊
  • 5. Justo date tura sepulcro, Et placate caput. 🔊
  • 6. It was highly important to placate the Germans because of South Africa. 🔊

How to use Placate in Sentences?

  • 1. Nor was the attitude he had assumed in regard to the war calculated to placate her. 🔊
  • 2. I don't know what has come over him, but there's nothing one can do to placate him. 🔊
  • 3. The Taft administration made repeated efforts to placate Colombia, but without success. 🔊
  • 4. Esther, Madame Beattie had cheerfully determined, was to help him placate the little gods. 🔊
  • 5. Official efforts to placate them failed utterly, as did efforts to intimidate them or to conquer them. 🔊
  • 6. Valdez tried to placate both him and the planters, and between the two promptly fell down and won the enmity of both. 🔊
  • 7. No, if there were an altar and a service to placate nostalgia it would not be that fisherman who would most attend that service. 🔊
  • 8. The young man took no pains to placate this resentment, but on the other hand elaborated methods of making himself doubly offensive. 🔊
  • 9. He seeks to placate the waking conscience by the hope that he has cleared the ground for the better life of his son, of the new generation. 🔊
  • 10. I tried to placate her with reference to the poet of the name which had none but delightful associations in Scotland. 🔊
  • 11. Our friend appeared depressed; yet bland in his depression, anxious to mollify and placate rather than reproach. 🔊
  • 12. Indeed, it often seems as if they feared and must by all possible means placate each other by flattery, humor or a serious tactfulness. 🔊
  • 13. You plan to marry me, so as to placate Tebaldeo's kinsmen, so as to bind them to your interests. 🔊
  • 14. The submarine campaign was in the end gradually and unwillingly sacrificed, owing to our desire to placate the United States. 🔊
  • 15. His appointment also served in a measure to placate the rebellious element, which nursed the thought that it could do about as it pleased in its own column. 🔊
  • 16. Even the bureaucratic Social-Democrats of the present Government recognise this and try to placate it with words. 🔊
  • 17. Indeed, the mendicants were wont to boast of their feats of sorcery to the terrified peasants, who hastened to placate them by all the means in their power. 🔊
  • 18. And because of the inherent power of that position the ranking officers of the New York Central made every effort to placate her. 🔊
  • 19. As the 25th fell on Sunday, I tried to placate the agricultural poet by sowing half on the 24th and the other half on the 26th, but it was no use. 🔊
  • 20. Despite her efforts to placate and win the dogs, they sullenly rejected her overtures, echoing the repudiation of their master, and watching her with suspicious enmity. 🔊