from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To allay the anger of, especially by making concessions; appease. See Synonyms at pacify.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as placard, 4 & 5.
- transitive v. To appease; to pacify; to concilate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To appease or pacify; conciliate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
Latin plācāre, plācāt-, to calm; see plāk-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin plācātus, past participle of plācō ("appease, placate", literally "smooth, smoothen"), from Proto-Indo-European *plāk- (“smooth, flat”), from Proto-Indo-European *pele- (“broad, flat, plain”). Related to Latin placeō ("appease"), Old English flōh ("flat stone, chip"). More at please. (Wiktionary)