Propitiate meaning

prō-pĭshē-āt
To cause to become favorably inclined; win or regain the good will of; appease or conciliate.

Sacrifices made to propitiate the gods.

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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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To gain or regain the goodwill or favor of; appease.

Propitiate the gods with a sacrifice.

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(dated) To conciliate, appease, or make peace with someone, particularly a god or spirit.
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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