- Present participle of placate.
Placating is defined as the act of soothing someone who is angry or upset.
The manager refunding the cost of a customer’s bad meal is an example of placating.
- Fred O'Connor was out, no doubt placating his sweethearts after his four-day hiatus to Scranton.
- In ancient Rome the Di manes, or as we should say the blessed dead, who reposed in their necropolis outside the walls, were specially commemorated on the dies parentales or days of placating them (placandis Manibus).
- Madison had no false hopes of placating the Federalist opposition, but as.