Definition of placation in US English:



  • See placate

    • ‘With a brother like mine, placation soon becomes a necessary part of life.’
    • ‘The need for consensus and placation is a particularly human perversion of science, but it happens all too often because office and personal politics make it necessary.’
    • ‘But this is largely a hypothetical concern, given the reality of the court processes involved and the oft-stated placations of potential claimants that public access would be preserved even if such claims were successful.’
    • ‘Such a university cares more about placating students than it does about enlightening them, even when the placation jeopardizes the pursuit of higher learning.’
    • ‘Katherine did not look impressed by his efforts of placation.’