propitiation


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pro·pi·ti·a·tion

 (prō-pĭsh′ē-ā′shən)
n.
1. The act of propitiating.
2. Something that propitiates, especially a conciliatory offering to a god.

pro•pi•ti•a•tion

(prəˌpɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of propitiating; conciliation.
2. something that propitiates.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.propitiation - the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
appeasement, calming - the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)
2.propitiation - the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)propitiation - the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
amends, reparation - something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; "how can I make amends"
Translations

propitiation

[prəˌpɪʃɪˈeɪʃən] Npropiciación f

propitiation

n (liter)Versöhnung f, → Besänftigung f; as propitiation for, in propitiation ofals Sühne für

propitiation

[prəˌpɪʃɪˈeɪʃn] npropiziazione f
References in classic literature ?
He carried his head on one side, partly in modest depreciation of himself, partly in modest propitiation of everybody else.
She watched his countenance as if she were particularly wishful to be assured that he took kindly to his reception, she showed every possible desire to conciliate him, and there was an air of humble propitiation in all she did, such as I have seen pervade the bearing of a child towards a hard master.
Now therefore bend thine eare To supplication, heare his sighs though mute; Unskilful with what words to pray, let mee Interpret for him, mee his Advocate And propitiation, all his works on mee Good or not good ingraft, my Merit those Shall perfet, and for these my Death shall pay.
Some were for breaking it up then and there; others would have it dragged to the top of the rock on which the fortress stood, and then thrown down the precipice; while yet others were for letting it remain as an offering and propitiation for the gods.
Snagsby after prefacing his reply with his cough of general propitiation, "that I no more know where he came from than I know--"
She seemed to be holding them up in propitiation for her passionate desire to know and to think, which in the unfriendly mediums of Tipton and Freshitt had issued in crying and red eyelids.
Though Mr Rugg saw plainly there was no preventing this from being done, still the wryness of his face and the uneasiness of his limbs so sorely required the propitiation of a Protest, that he made one.
This gave him a rakish eccentric air which, now that he had leisure to observe it, charmed Mr Swiveller exceedingly; therefore, by way of propitiation, he expressed his hope that the gentleman was going to get up, and further that he would never do so any more.
Let me give you back this job you gave to me as a propitiation for all of this season of bad will that has grown up among us," Wright told colleagues, his voice choked with emotion.
It speaks of the security of eternal life Jesus provides to those who believe in his life, death on the cross as a propitiation for human sins, and the power his resurrection has to free them from punishment.
grant that we may come often and worthily to Christ's holy table, to comfort our feeble and weak faith by remembrance of his death, who only is the satisfaction and propitiation of our sins, and our meat, drink, and food of everlasting life.
The first is his failure to elicit a response from Maruti (Hanuman, the bachelor god) even after much propitiation (Murthy 1999, 97).