Example sentences for: placates

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

  • Charged up by the rhythms of the crowd, his newfound candor, and the sight of a dishy, dreadlocked young woman (Halle Berry), Bulworth embarks on a hallucinatory odyssey that includes a stop at Kentucky Fried Chicken; a fund-raiser at a mogul's mansion, at which he lectures the appalled "big Jews" on their greed and the lousiness of their movies; and a visit to the bowels of the inner city, where he placates gun-toting black juveniles by buying them ice cream and standing up to the white cops who stop to harass them.

  • According to the Post lead, the FBI's willingness to let the NTSB (the government's accident investigation body) remain for the time being in charge of the EgyptAir investigation, rather than officially ratcheting it up into an up-front criminal probe, has a payoff: It placates the Egyptian authorities, who therefore have been more cooperative in sharing flight and personnel records with the Bureau, which outside the U.S. has no power to seize evidence.

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