What does placate mean?

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Verb
  1. (transitive) To calm; to bring peace to; to influence someone who was furious to the point that he or she becomes content or at least no longer irate.
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She attempts to placate him by giving him something to eat, but he sets the food down behind him because it is too hot.
Which are deserving and important welfare issues or just the easiest to pick on and likely to placate a few voters?
She even made notes on my account indicating that she'd tried to placate me, but ultimately I was inconsolable.
Michael began to whine when he dropped his stuffed animal and she quickly moved to placate him.
And if your gut does start complaining, placate it with a cup of soothing mint or ginger tea or a capsule of peppermint oil.
I managed to placate both physician and parent by saying I would transport her to hospital myself.

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