Definition of Propitiate

1. Verb. Make peace with.

Exact synonyms: Appease
Generic synonyms: Conciliate, Make Up, Patch Up, Reconcile, Settle
Derivative terms: Appeasable, Appeaser, Propitiation, Propitiative, Propitiatory



Definition of Propitiate

1. v. t. To appease to render favorable; to make propitious; to conciliate.

2. v. i. To make propitiation; to atone.

Definition of Propitiate

1. Verb. (transitive dated) To conciliate, appease or make peace with someone, particularly a god or spirit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Propitiate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Propitiate

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propionibacterium
propionic
propionic acid
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propiophenone
propiophenones
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propitiate (current term)
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propitiators
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propitious
propitiously
propitiousness
propjet

Literary usage of Propitiate

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1. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1892)
"3, "he that honoureth his father will propitiate sins";-and verse 30, " mercy will propitiate sins," ie a merciful man will be forgiven. ..."

2. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"engeance shall pursue the inhuman coast, Till they propitiate ihy ... Let fierce Achilles, dreadful in his rage, The god propitiate, and the pest assuage. ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1868)
"... I contrive to propitiate them, but generally it is not easy. Nevertheless, I always do my best. So, on this occasion, as there was a newspaper in the ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Both Greeks and Romans regarded disease as a curse inflicted by supernatural powers and rather sought to propitiate the malevolent deity than to organize ..."

5. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1827)
"His endeavours equally unsuccessful to propitiate the Porte.—The Fort of El Arish falls into his hands.—Massacre of Jaffa—Admitted by Buonaparte himself—His ..."

6. History of New Netherland by Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan (1855)
"... neighborhood—Eleven tribes proclaim war against the Dutch—All the Dutch settlements destroyed —Public discontents—Kieft endeavors to propitiate the Long ..."

7. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"... into the territories of the fanatical Moors, who looked upen him with loathing and detestation, and whose compassion he had no gift» tu propitiate. ..."

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