Definition of propitiate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    propitiate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//prəˈpɪʃiˌeɪt//
     
    propitiate somebody(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they propitiate
     
    he / she / it propitiates
     
    past simple propitiated
     
    -ing form propitiating
     
     
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  1. 1to stop someone from being angry by trying to please them synonym placate
  2. 2 Sacrifices were made to propitiate the gods.
propitiation
 
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NAmE//prəˌpɪʃiˈeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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