Placating
Placate Pla"cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Placated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Placating}.] [L. placatus, p. p. of placare to placate, akin to placere to please. See {Please}.] To appease; to pacify; to concilate. ``Therefore is he always propitiated and placated.'' --Cudworth. [1913 Webster]

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