What does propitiate mean?

Definitions for propitiateprəˈpɪʃ iˌeɪt

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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

  3. Origin: [L. propitiatus, p. p. of propitiare to propitiate, fr. propitius favorable. See Propitious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Propitiate

    prō-pish′i-āt, v.t. to make propitious: to render favourable.—v.i. to make propitiation: to atone.—adj. Propi′tiable, that maybe propitiated or rendered favourable.—ns. Propitiā′tion, act of propitiating: (theol.) that which propitiates: atonement: the death of Christ as a ground of the forgiveness of sin; Propi′tiātor.—adv. Propi′tiatorily.—adj. Propi′tiātory, having power to propitiate: expiatory.—n. the Jewish mercy-seat.—adj. Propi′tious, favourable: disposed to be gracious or merciful: ready to forgive.—adv. Propi′tiously.—n. Propi′tiousness. [L. propitiāre, -ātum, to make favourable—propitius, well disposed; orig. perh. an augur's term with reference to the flying of birds—pro, forward, petĕre, to seek, orig. fly; by others conn. with prope, near.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of propitiate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of propitiate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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