Example sentences for: placate

How can you use “placate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • He acknowledged that growing up with an alcoholic parent may have made him particularly eager to please and placate.

  • The humbling of Clinton would also serve a political function: It would placate conservatives, especially if service were combined with a haymaker congressional censure.

  • Neither of these alternatives will recommend itself to a Congress whose desire to placate high-voting senior citizens is exceeded only by its desire to deliver big tax cuts.

  • The NYT and WSJ report a new revelation made by the German firm Deutsche Bank in its attempt to placate Holocaust survivors whose property ended up in the bank's accounts so that it can receive approval of its planned takeover of the American financial institution Bankers Trust.

  • This effusively named tax cut would, even after some cosmetic improvements to placate fiscal conservatives, likely absorb more than the total 10-year surplus.

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