EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), pro·pi·ti·at·ed, pro·pi·ti·at·ing. to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate. Origin of propitiate 1635–45;
past participle of
to appease. See
-ate 1 Related forms pro·pi·ti·a·ble , [pr uh- pish-ee- uh-b uhl] /prəˈpɪʃ i ə bəl/ adjective pro·pi·ti·at·ing·ly, adverb pro·pi·ti·a·tive, adjective pro·pi·ti·a·tor, noun non·pro·pi·ti·a·ble, adjective non·pro·pi·ti·a·tive, adjective un·pro·pi·ti·a·ble, adjective un·pro·pi·ti·at·ed, adjective un·pro·pi·ti·at·ing, adjective un·pro·pi·ti·a·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for propitiator Historical Examples of propitiator British Dictionary definitions for propitiator verb (tr) to appease or make well disposed; conciliate Derived Forms propitiable, adjective propitiation, noun propitiatious, adjective propitiative, adjective propitiator, noun Word Origin for propitiate
C17: from Latin
propitiāre to appease, from propitius gracious
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Word Origin and History for propitiator v.
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).
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