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propitiate (prəˈpɪʃɪˌeɪt Pronunciation for propitiate



  1. (transitive) to appease or make well disposed; conciliate

Derived Forms

proˈpitiable adjective
proˌpitiˈation noun
proˌpitiˈatious adjective
proˈpitiative adjective
proˈpitiˌator noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin propitiāre to appease, from propitius gracious

Example Sentences Including 'propitiate'

I mean, you'd need to propitiate a foreign god, but worship it?
Kerr, Katharine A Time of War


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