Definition of propitiatory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈpɪʃiətri//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpɪʃiətɔːri//
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intended to win back the friendship and approval of an angry or aggressive person She saw the flowers as a propitiatory offering.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: propitiatory