Sentence: The Sudanese Government has made a series of gestures that are meant to placate the West but are also emblematic of the country’s need to become more flexible and pragmatic, relief officials say. (Source: www.nytimes.com)
Meaning: Make someone less angry or hostile
How To Remember?
Your lover is very angry at you. You had forgotten your anniversary! To make up with your lover, you take a whole entire “plate” of chocolates along with a flower bouquet in order to “placate” her. Remember thus!
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