Anger related

placate
(v)
play-CATE
Meaning

pacify; conciliate; appease; calm down; cause someone to leave his anger

1st Sample Sentence

The prime minister fired the corrupt minister, hoping in this way to placate the enraged public.

Root

placare (to calm, appease) (Latin)

Synonyms

appease, mollify, placate

Antonyms

beard, gall, goad, incense, incite, nettle, vex

Mnemonics

PL + ac + ATE = a PLATE full of tasty food to SATISFY someone

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