propitiate


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pro·pi·ti·ate

 (prō-pĭsh′ē-āt′)
tr.v. pro·pi·ti·at·ed, pro·pi·ti·at·ing, pro·pi·ti·ates
To gain or regain the goodwill or favor of; appease: propitiate the gods with a sacrifice.

[Latin propitiāre, propitiāt-, from propitius, propitious; see propitious.]

pro·pi′ti·a·ble (-pĭsh′ē-ə-bəl, -pĭsh′ə-bəl) adj.
pro·pi′ti·a′tive adj.
pro·pi′ti·a′tor n.

propitiate

(prəˈpɪʃɪˌeɪt)
vb
(tr) to appease or make well disposed; conciliate
[C17: from Latin propitiāre to appease, from propitius gracious]
proˈpitiable adj
proˌpitiˈation n
proˌpitiˈatious adj
proˈpitiative adj
proˈpitiˌator n

pro•pi•ti•ate

(prəˈpɪʃ iˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate: tried to propitiate the angry gods.
[1635–45; < Latin propitiātus, past participle of propitiāre, v. derivative of propitius propitious; see -ate1]
pro•pi′ti•a`tive, adj.
pro•pi′ti•a`tor, n.
pro•pi′ti•a•to`ry (-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
syn: See appease.

propitiate


Past participle: propitiated
Gerund: propitiating

Imperative
propitiate
propitiate
Present
I propitiate
you propitiate
he/she/it propitiates
we propitiate
you propitiate
they propitiate
Preterite
I propitiated
you propitiated
he/she/it propitiated
we propitiated
you propitiated
they propitiated
Present Continuous
I am propitiating
you are propitiating
he/she/it is propitiating
we are propitiating
you are propitiating
they are propitiating
Present Perfect
I have propitiated
you have propitiated
he/she/it has propitiated
we have propitiated
you have propitiated
they have propitiated
Past Continuous
I was propitiating
you were propitiating
he/she/it was propitiating
we were propitiating
you were propitiating
they were propitiating
Past Perfect
I had propitiated
you had propitiated
he/she/it had propitiated
we had propitiated
you had propitiated
they had propitiated
Future
I will propitiate
you will propitiate
he/she/it will propitiate
we will propitiate
you will propitiate
they will propitiate
Future Perfect
I will have propitiated
you will have propitiated
he/she/it will have propitiated
we will have propitiated
you will have propitiated
they will have propitiated
Future Continuous
I will be propitiating
you will be propitiating
he/she/it will be propitiating
we will be propitiating
you will be propitiating
they will be propitiating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been propitiating
you have been propitiating
he/she/it has been propitiating
we have been propitiating
you have been propitiating
they have been propitiating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been propitiating
you will have been propitiating
he/she/it will have been propitiating
we will have been propitiating
you will have been propitiating
they will have been propitiating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been propitiating
you had been propitiating
he/she/it had been propitiating
we had been propitiating
you had been propitiating
they had been propitiating
Conditional
I would propitiate
you would propitiate
he/she/it would propitiate
we would propitiate
you would propitiate
they would propitiate
Past Conditional
I would have propitiated
you would have propitiated
he/she/it would have propitiated
we would have propitiated
you would have propitiated
they would have propitiated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.propitiate - make peace withpropitiate - make peace with      
conciliate, patch up, reconcile, settle, make up - come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"

propitiate

verb appease, satisfy, reconcile, placate, pacify, make peace with, mollify, conciliate These ancient ceremonies propitiate the spirits of the waters.

propitiate

verb
To ease the anger or agitation of:
Translations

propitiate

[prəˈpɪʃɪeɪt] VTpropiciar

propitiate

propitiate

[prəˈpɪʃɪˌeɪt] vtpropiziarsi
References in classic literature ?
I like old Sam so well, I think I'll try the second volume," returned Jo, hoping to propitiate him by accepting a second dose of Boswell's Johnson, as he had recommended that lively work.
The life that went on in them seemed to me made up of evasions and negations; shifts to save cooking, to save washing and cleaning, devices to propitiate the tongue of gossip.
He knew an abundance of simple acts to propitiate and invite the approaches of the little people, and he resolved to play his part right skilfully.
Especially I felt this when I made any attempt to propitiate him.
Fit to cry, I took an orange from my pocket, and offered it to propitiate him.
As I drew nearer to them, trying to propitiate the tinker by my looks, I observed that the woman had a black eye.
My father is Miss Havisham's cousin; not that that implies familiar intercourse between them, for he is a bad courtier and will not propitiate her.
Her demeanour was that of respect, unmingled by the least shade either of fear, or of a wish to propitiate favour.
As he was anxious to propitiate his captors, he answered as often as possible in the affirmative.
You, sir, take no heed of this, and yet when Ulysses was before Troy did he not propitiate you with many a burnt sacrifice?
Chryses," said he, "King Agamemnon has sent me to bring you back your child, and to offer sacrifice to Apollo on behalf of the Danaans, that we may propitiate the god, who has now brought sorrow upon the Argives.
The shrine of the saint was decorated with relics and votive offerings hung up by these superstitious beings, either to propitiate her favor, or in gratitude for some signal deliverance in the wilderness.