Propitiation is defined as the act of making peace, or doing something pleasing for someone.
An example of propitiation is offering a gift to a former business enemy.
- The act of propitiating.
- Something that propitiates, especially a conciliatory offering to a god.
Primarily used with respect to a god or spirits.
Variant of propitiate
transitive verbpropitiated, propitiating
to cause to become favorably inclined; win or regain the good will of; appease or conciliate: sacrifices made to propitiate the gods
Origin of propitiate; from Classical Latin propitiatus, past participle of propitiare, to propitiate ; from propitius: see propitious