- to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.
Origin of propitiate
Antonyms for propitiate
Examples from the Web for propitiatingly
Historical Examples of propitiatingly
"Well, he better not get you down on him," said Albert propitiatingly.Two on the Trail
Mister Wull, Jehoshaphat asked, propitiatingly, wont you be put ashore?Every Man for Himself
He even smiled, but not propitiatingly; it was almost patent that the return of his chance superior was welcome.Ancestors
Holton, recovering himself quickly, spoke calmly, propitiatingly.In Old Kentucky
Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
- (tr) to appease or make well disposed; conciliate
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).