Definition of placating in English:



  • See placate

    • ‘‘I'm sure it'll be fine,’ he said with a placating hand on my arm.’
    • ‘Raymond spread his hands out before him in a placating gesture.’
    • ‘He stops somewhere in the countryside, gets out, and simply walks off into the darkness of night; even as he does so, we hear a pleading, placating message from Muriel on his cell phone's answering machine.’
    • ‘‘It's not your fault,’ she said in what she hoped was a placating tone.’
    • ‘Overall, it questions whether it is better to believe a placating deception than a terrible truth.’