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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 ?
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.
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.
Subordinate deities of the polytheistic faith, such as devils and angels, are not dowered with the power of combination, and must urge individually their clames to adoration and propitiation. The Trinity is one of the most sublime mysteries of our holy religion.
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.
He carried his head on one side, partly in modest depreciation of himself, partly in modest propitiation of everybody else.