placative
adjective see placate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • placative — index nonmilitant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • placative — adjective That placates; pacifying. Penrods answer, like the look he lifted to the impressive stranger, was meek and placative. Syn: placatory …   Wiktionary

  • placative — adjective intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich placating (or placative) gestures an astonishingly placatory speech • Syn: ↑appeasing, ↑placating, ↑placatory …   Useful english dictionary

  • placative — /play kay tiv, keuh , plak ay tiv, plak euh /, adj. placatory. [1930 35; PLACATE1 + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • placative — adj. conciliatory, serving to pacify; intended to appease, designed to satisfy; calming, soothing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • placative — pla·ca·tive …   English syllables

  • appeasing — adjective intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich placating (or placative) gestures an astonishingly placatory speech • Syn: ↑placating, ↑placative, ↑placatory …   Useful english dictionary

  • placating — adjective intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich placating (or placative) gestures an astonishingly placatory speech • Syn: ↑appeasing, ↑placative, ↑placatory …   Useful english dictionary

  • placatory — adjective intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich placating (or placative) gestures an astonishingly placatory speech • Syn: ↑appeasing, ↑placating, ↑placative …   Useful english dictionary

  • placate — transitive verb (placated; placating) Etymology: Latin placatus, past participle of placare more at please Date: 1678 to soothe or mollify especially by concessions ; appease Synonyms: see pacify • placater noun • placatingly adv …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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