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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 ?
The old lady recognized that, as the eyes and the ears of the lama, he was to be propitiated.
This evening he will be casually looking into the iron extinguishers at the door of Sir Leicester Dedlock's house in town; and to-morrow morning he will be walking on the leads at Chesney Wold, where erst the old man walked whose ghost is propitiated with a hundred guineas.
If the poets speak truly, why then we had better be unjust, and offer of the fruits of injustice; for if we are just, although we may escape the vengeance of heaven, we shall lose the gains of injustice; but, if we are unjust, we shall keep the gains, and by our sinning and praying, and praying and sinning, the gods will be propitiated, and we shall not be punished.
Perhaps he had propitiated him by a promise of more white men to play with, by and by.
Even Miss Miggs, who was divided between admiration of Mr Chester and a mortal jealousy of her young mistress, had sufficient leisure to be propitiated.
Monsieur Rigaud, indifferent to this distinction, propitiated the father by laughing and nodding at the daughter as often as she gave him anything; and, so soon as he had all his viands about him in convenient nooks of the ledge on which he rested, began to eat with an appetite.
In Phoenician temples women prostituted themselves for hire in the service of religion, believing that by this conduct they propitiated the goddess and won her favor.
The dancer along with the drummers recites the particular ritual song, which describes the myths and legends, of the deity of the shrine or the folk deity to be propitiated.
They propitiated the British by acknowledging in the Council conclusions that "ever closer union" may not be for everyone.
Funes says that following the withdrawal of Soviet support, "the critical situation created in Cuban agriculture propitiated the transformation of the agrarian structure and the reach of a new technological, economic, ecological and social dimension, with the end of achieving food security with new methods and strategies.
However, in this story, the audience of this story is expected to sympathise with the offering, that is, with the goat, rather than with the "beheaders", whose cruelty is represented as being too excessive and gross to be propitiated.
2) Apparently AElfric's intention was that these texts were used as "ready-made lectures" for novice preachers; therefore, he propitiated the combinations of the two volumes and the circulation of copies what resulted in the preservation of them to our days in up to twenty-seven manuscripts (Sisam 1967: 156).