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    #1

    placate

    Is the word' placate' which I understand as ' calm dowm' is common in spoken English?

    For example, I tried to placate him because he was so angry with my being dishoest with him.

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    #2

    Re: placate

    I think it's a fairly common word.

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    Re: placate

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    Is the word 'placate', which I understand as means 'calm down', is common in spoken English?

    For example, "I tried to placate him because he was so angry with my being dishonest with him."
    Please see my amendments to your original post. Put a space before opening quotation marks, but no space after. Put a space after closing quotation marks, but no space before.

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