Pronunciation: (plā'kāt, plak'āt), [key]
—v.t., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
to appease or pacify, esp. by concessions or conciliatory gestures: to placate an outraged citizenry.
Pronunciation: (plak'āt, -it), [key]
a piece of plate armor of the 15th to the 18th century protecting the lower part of the torso in front: used esp. as a reinforcement over a breastplate. Also,placard,plac'cate,plackart.
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