To propitiate is to make peace with someone, or to do something that pleases someone.(verb)
When you give someone a gift to earn his favor and make peace after a fight, this is an example of propitiate.
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transitive verb pro·pi·ti·at·ed, pro·pi·ti·at·ing, pro·pi·ti·ates
Origin: Latin propitiāre, propitiāt-
Origin: , from propitius, propitious; see propitious.
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