AskDefine | Define propitiate

Dictionary Definition

propitiate v : make peace with [syn: appease]

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Etymology

Latin propitiare 'make favourable', from propitius 'favourable, gracious'.

Pronunciation

  • IPA:/prɒpɪʃieɪt/

Verb

  1. transitive datedTo conciliate, appease or make peace with someone.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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