propitiate

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Etymology[edit]

Latin propitiāre (make favourable), from propitius (favourable, gracious).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌprəˈpɪʃieɪt/

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propitiate (third-person singular simple present propitiates, present participle propitiating, simple past and past participle propitiated)

  1. (transitive, dated) To conciliate, appease, or make peace with someone, particularly a god or spirit.
    • Alexander Pope
      Let fierce Achilles, dreadful in his rage, / The god propitiate, and the pest assuage.

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propitiāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of propitiō