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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.
Interested in Language
I think it's a fairly common word.
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.
Originally Posted by bosun