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propitiate

[pruh-pish-ee-eyt] /prəˈpɪʃ iˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), propitiated, propitiating.
1.
to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin propitiātus, past participle of propitiāre to appease. See propitious, -ate1
Related forms
propitiable
[pruh-pish-ee-uh-buh l] /prəˈpɪʃ i ə bəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
propitiatingly, adverb
propitiative, adjective
propitiator, noun
nonpropitiable, adjective
nonpropitiative, adjective
unpropitiable, adjective
unpropitiated, adjective
unpropitiating, adjective
unpropitiative, adjective
Synonyms
See appease.
Antonyms
anger, arouse.
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  • It is a vision of tribes who worship together, propitiate the gods together, and die together.
British Dictionary definitions for propitiate

propitiate

/prəˈpɪʃɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to appease or make well disposed; conciliate
Derived Forms
propitiable, adjective
propitiation, noun
propitiatious, adjective
propitiative, adjective
propitiator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin propitiāre to appease, from propitius gracious
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Word Origin and History for propitiate
v.

1580s, a back-formation from propritiation and in part from propitiate (adj.), from Latin propitiatus, past participle of propitiare "appease, propitiate" (see propitiation). Related: Propitiated; propitiating; propitiatingly; propitiable (1550s).

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