Definitions for propitiateprəˈpɪʃ iˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•pi•ti•ate*prəˈpɪʃ iˌeɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate:

    tried to propitiate the angry gods.

* Syn: See appease.

Origin of propitiate:

1635–45; < L propitiātus, ptp. of propitiāre, v. der. of propitius propitious ; see -ate1

pro•pi′ti•a•to`ry-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. propitiate, appease(verb)

    make peace with


  1. propitiate(Verb)

    To conciliate, appease or make peace with someone, particularly a god or spirit.

  2. Origin: propitiare, from propitius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propitiate(verb)

    to appease to render favorable; to make propitious; to conciliate

  2. Propitiate(verb)

    to make propitiation; to atone


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