Example sentences for: placate

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

  • TNR also argues that the military is overdoing gender integration in order to placate civilian politicians (namely: Pat Schroeder).

  • 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.

  • A newbie foreign correspondent describes his training at "hostile environment school," where journalists learn to dodge bullets and placate their kidnappers.

  • The cuts are depicted as a measure designed to leave Social Security untouched and placate seniors.

  • Whipsawed between the need, on the one hand, to preserve good relations with the White House as it cautiously pushed the landmark civil-rights bill and, on the other, to placate the fiery young activists of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, King "clung to methods suited to his stature as a prince of the Negro church."


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