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propitiate

[ pruh-pish-ee-eyt ]
/ prəˈpɪʃ iˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), pro·pi·ti·at·ed, pro·pi·ti·at·ing.
to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.
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Origin of propitiate

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

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See appease.

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British Dictionary definitions for propitiate

propitiate
/ (prəˈpɪʃɪˌeɪt) /

verb
(tr) to appease or make well disposed; conciliate

Derived forms of propitiate

Word Origin for propitiate

C17: from Latin propitiāre to appease, from propitius gracious
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