Definition of propitiatory adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

propitiatory

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//prəˈpɪʃiəˌtɔri//
 
(formal)
 
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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.
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