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Related to propitiative: seek out, stand pat, Pertaining to, lined up


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.propitiative - intended to reconcile or appease; "sent flowers as a propitiatory gesture"
conciliative, conciliatory - intended to placate; "spoke in a conciliating tone"; "a conciliatory visit"