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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.
or is she at the temple of Minerva where the other women are propitiating the awful goddess?
His good housekeeper answered, "Hector, since you bid me tell you truly, she did not go to your sisters nor to your brothers' wives, nor yet to the temple of Minerva, where the other women are propitiating the awful goddess, but she is on the high wall of Ilius, for she had heard the Trojans were being hard pressed, and that the Achaeans were in great force: she went to the wall in frenzied haste, and the nurse went with her carrying the child.
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.
Evidence suggests that the origins and paths of new arrivals are still influencing the strategies, structures, and technological orientations of the industries of the studied sector, propitiating the accumulation of technological capacities and learning, and also, propitiating technological deaccumulation or unlearning.
Each individual specializes on a task and works in the company of others to finish the fabrication of a product; thanks to that, the yield increases (since every person specializes on performing a task which he becomes better at and performs in less time), thus propitiating the supplying of a greater market (which has previously demanded that product).
This shows evidence of the health-promoting lifestyle of workers and, consequently, the bases to develop specific programs to improve the work environment, propitiating the comprehensive development of its workers to favor productivity and quality in the workplace, as well as the health of the university students and staff.
is either for propitiating God for the sins or fulfilment of the desires and intentions.
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.
For example, Samten Karmay introduces a Bon canonical source for propitiating gnyan spirits via the myth-and-ritual nexus.