pacify; conciliate; appease; calm down; cause someone to leave his anger
The prime minister fired the corrupt minister, hoping in this way to placate the enraged public.
placare (to calm, appease) (Latin)
appease, mollify, placate
beard, gall, goad, incense, incite, nettle, vex
PL + ac + ATE = a PLATE full of tasty food to SATISFY someone