Propitiate Definition

prō-pĭshē-āt
propitiated, propitiates, propitiating
verb
propitiated, propitiates, propitiating
To cause to become favorably inclined; win or regain the good will of; appease or conciliate.
Sacrifices made to propitiate the gods.
Webster's New World
To propitiate is to make peace with someone, or to do something that pleases someone.
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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Origin of Propitiate

  • Latin propitiāre propitiāt- from propitius propitious propitious

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin propitiāre (“make favourable"), from propitius (“favourable, gracious").

    From Wiktionary

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