propitiate

[pruh-pish-ee-eyt]
verb (used with object), propitiated, propitiating.
to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin propitiātus, past participle of propitiāre to appease. See propitious, -ate1

propitiable [pruh-pish-ee-uh-buhl] , adjective
propitiatingly, adverb
propitiative, adjective
propitiator, noun
nonpropitiable, adjective
nonpropitiative, adjective
unpropitiable, adjective
unpropitiated, adjective
unpropitiating, adjective
unpropitiative, adjective


See appease.


anger, arouse.
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propitiate (prəˈpɪʃɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to appease or make well disposed; conciliate
 
[C17: from Latin propitiāre to appease, from propitius gracious]
 
pro'pitiable
 
adj
 
propiti'ation
 
n
 
propiti'atious
 
adj
 
pro'pitiative
 
adj
 
pro'pitiator
 
n

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propitiate
1640s, from L. propitiatus, pp. of propitiare (see propitiation).
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