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placate (PLAY kayt", PLAK ayt")
On this occasion, cate is revealing how to reduce the intensity of the anger of someone; especially, by calming him or her peacefully.
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To calm someone and to make someone less angry or upset; usually, by doing or saying something to please him or her. (2)