verb (used with object), pro·pi·ti·at·ed, pro·pi·ti·at·ing.
- propionic acid,
Origin of propitiate
Examples from the Web for propitiatingly
Holton, recovering himself quickly, spoke calmly, propitiatingly.In Old Kentucky|Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
Mister Wull, Jehoshaphat asked, propitiatingly, wont you be put ashore?Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
"Well, he better not get you down on him," said Albert propitiatingly.Two on the Trail|Hulbert Footner
He even smiled, but not propitiatingly; it was almost patent that the return of his chance superior was welcome.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Word Origin for propitiate
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).