Placate – Stop someone from feeling angry
To remember the definition of the word placate, use the following mnemonic:
A plate of cakes (placate) was used to stop them from feeling angry.
Examples of placate in a sentence
She was so enraged at his ignorance that it took hours to placate her.
To placate my angry mother, I did the washing, the vacuuming and other miscellaneous chores around the house.
The angry man was given a chocolate bar but this did not placate him