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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 ?
Always the same impassible member of the Reform Club, whom no incident could surprise, as unvarying as the ship's chronometers, and seldom having the curiosity even to go upon the deck, he passed through the memorable scenes of the Red Sea with cold indifference; did not care to recognise the historic towns and villages which, along its borders, raised their picturesque outlines against the sky; and betrayed no fear of the dangers of the Arabic Gulf, which the old historians always spoke of with horror, and upon which the ancient navigators never ventured without propitiating the gods by ample sacrifices.
Later, when they discovered the overturned cauldron, and that once more their arrows had been pilfered, it commenced to dawn upon them that they had offended some great god by placing their village in this part of the jungle without propitiating him.
Farebrother," said Fred, whose fair open face was propitiating, "but you are the only friend I can consult.
Beyond the necessity of propitiating the gods themselves, people in the world of Herodotus live under the murky thrall of various ghosts, shades, and other spiritual entities.
R Meyyar knows little of the origins but says, "earlier there was a concept of propitiating the lower half of a pot to the temples.
Instead of speaking truth to power, they are busy propitiating and perpetuating it, ignoring worst excesses and abuses.
Because of this, her grandfather, Asafoaste Brenya made sure all her needs were taken care of so that she would go on assisting Naa Lobi in propitiating the gods.
For example, Samten Karmay introduces a Bon canonical source for propitiating gnyan spirits via the myth-and-ritual nexus.
Current research evaluated suitable morphologic characteristics to cultivate the common bean adapted to Mato Grosso's conditions and furthermore to estimate the genetic divergence, through multi-categorical data, propitiating the identification of genitors which will be able to produce hybrids in programs of local improvement.
Here the speech act of propitiating the infernal powers--"propitiamus vos"--is performative because the first-person indicative verb performs the action to which it refers: "we propitiate you" is neither a true nor a false description of the action being performed, but is the action itself.
He has succeeded in propitiating both divine powers and political bosses with equal finesse.
But Georgia, whose desire for NATO membership had US support, is not in NATO because some prospective members of McCain's league of democracies, for instance Germany, thought that starting membership talks with Georgia would complicate the project of propitiating Russia.