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.
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.)
make peace with
To conciliate, appease or make peace with someone, particularly a god or spirit.
Origin: propitiare, from propitius.
to appease to render favorable; to make propitious; to conciliate
to make propitiation; to atone
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