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  • placatingly — adverb in a placating manner Jenny smiled placatingly • Derived from adjective: ↑placating * * * adverb Etymology: from placating, gerund of placate + ly : in a placating manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • placatingly — adverb see placate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • placatingly — pla·cat·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • placate — transitive verb (placated; placating) Etymology: Latin placatus, past participle of placare more at please Date: 1678 to soothe or mollify especially by concessions ; appease Synonyms: see pacify • placater noun • placatingly adv …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peacefully — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Calmly] Syn. tranquilly, quietly, composedly; see calmly , resting 1 . 2. [Without making trouble] Syn. pacifically, conciliatingly, harmoniously, fraternally, placatingly, inoffensively, temperately, civilly; see also… …   English dictionary for students

  • placate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. placatus, pp. of placare to calm, appease, related to placere (see PLEASE (Cf. please)). Related: Placated; placating; placatingly …   Etymology dictionary

  • placate — [plə keɪt, plakeɪt, pleɪ ] verb calm, pacify, or appease. Derivatives placating adjective placatingly adverb placation noun placatory adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • placate — pacify; conciliate. Derivatives: placatingly adv. placation n. placatory adj. Etymology: L placare placat …   Useful english dictionary

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