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intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions

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Syria lifted on Wednesday a ban on teachers wearing the full face veil and ordered the closure of a casino, moves aimed at placating conservative Muslims in the tightly-controlled country that has seen weeks of unrest.
Samak Sundaravej hopes the vote will allow him to keep his job while placating the People's Alliance for Democracy, which has vowed to continue its campaign, including occupying the seat of government, until Mr Samak quits.
The rulings give a clear timetable for Musharraf to fulfil his commitment to step down as head of the military, a move that may go some way to placating an outraged international community.
If we really think that attempts to remove and hide Judeo-Christian symbols from our societies in the vain hope of placating Muslim sensibilities will succeed, then we need to know it won't work.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "For the CBI to see this as simply a way of placating trade unions, rather than a key way of retaining and motivating staff, says a great deal about their attitudes to the modern world."
Bishop Michael Ingham of New Westminster would be barred from Anglican summits (like the Lambeth meeting of bishops, which meets every 10 years) as a way of placating more conservative members of the Anglican Communion and preventing schism.
Placating the Republican Party's conservative base may prove more difficult than the Bush brain trust believes.
His main job was placating countless watchdog groups who'd been told that "the public" owns the air waves and hence believed that nothing on TV should offend them.