propitiate

[pruh-pish-ee-eyt] /prəˈpɪʃ iˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), propitiated, propitiating.
1.
to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.
Origin
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.
British Dictionary definitions for un propitiable
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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Word Origin and History for un propitiable
propitiate
1640s, from L. propitiatus, pp. of propitiare (see propitiation).
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