Propitiate

  • 1 Propitiate — Pro*pi ti*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Propitiated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Propitiating}.] [L. propitiatus, p. p. of propitiare to propitiate, fr. propitius favorable. See {Propitious}.] To appease to render favorable; to make propitious; to conciliate.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 propitiate — [prō pish′ē āt΄, prəpish′ē āt΄] vt. propitiated, propitiating [< L propitiatus, pp. of propitiare, to propitiate < propitius: see PROPITIOUS] to cause to become favorably inclined; win or regain the good will of; appease or conciliate… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Propitiate — Pro*pi ti*ate, v. i. To make propitiation; to atone. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 propitiate — I verb accommodate, appeal to, appease, beguile, calm, conciliate, content, disarm, gain the favor of, humor, ingratiate, make amends, make favorably inclined, make peace, mollify, offer sacrifice, pacificate, pacify, placare, placate, please,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 propitiate — 1640s, from L. propitiatus, pp. of propitiare (see PROPITIATION (Cf. propitiation)). Related: Propitiated; propitiating; propitiatingly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 propitiate — *pacify, appease, placate, mollify, conciliate Analogous words: reconcile, conform, adjust, #adapt: *satisfy, content: intercede, mediate (see INTERPOSE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 propitiate — ► VERB ▪ win or regain the favour of; appease. DERIVATIVES propitiatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin propitiare make favourable , from propitius favourable, gracious …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 propitiate — [[t]prəpɪ̱ʃieɪt[/t]] propitiates, propitiating, propitiated VERB If you propitiate someone, you stop them being angry or impatient by doing something to please them. [FORMAL] [V n] I ve never gone out of my way to propitiate people... [V n] These …

    English dictionary

  • 9 propitiate — UK [prəʊˈpɪʃɪeɪt] / US [proʊˈpɪʃɪˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms propitiate : present tense I/you/we/they propitiate he/she/it propitiates present participle propitiating past tense propitiated past participle propitiated formal to try to stop …

    English dictionary

  • 10 propitiate — verb my attempts to propitiate you are useless Syn: appease, placate, mollify, pacify, make peace with, conciliate, make amends to, soothe, calm See note at pacify Ant: provoke …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 11 propitiate — pro•pi•ti•ate [[t]prəˈpɪʃ iˌeɪt[/t]] v. t. at•ed, at•ing to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate: tried to propitiate the angry gods[/ex] • Etymology: 1635–45; < L propitiātus, ptp. of propitiāre, v. der. ofpropitius propitious; see… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 propitiate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin propitiatus, past participle of propitiare, from propitius propitious Date: 1583 to gain or regain the favor or goodwill of ; appease, conciliate Synonyms: see pacify • propitiator noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 propitiate — propitiable /preuh pish ee euh beuhl/, adj. propitiatingly, adv. propitiative, adj. propitiator, n. /preuh pish ee ayt /, v.t. propitiated, propitiating. to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate. [1635 45; < L propitiatus, ptp. of… …

    Universalium

  • 14 propitiate — verb /ˌprəˈpɪʃieɪt/ To conciliate, appease or make peace with someone …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 propitiate — Synonyms and related words: adapt, adjust, allay, appease, assuage, atone, atone for, calm, compensate, conciliate, conform, content, cool, defuse, dulcify, expiate, give satisfaction, immolate before, intercede, lay, lay the dust, live down,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 propitiate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. pacify, conciliate, reconcile; intercede, calm, mediate; atone. See atonement, pacification. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. conciliate, appease, atone; see pacify 1 , satisfy 1 , 3 . See Synonym Study at… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 propitiate — pro|pi|ti|ate [prəˈpıʃieıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of propitiare, from propitius; PROPITIOUS] formal to make someone who has been unfriendly or angry with you feel more friendly by doing something to please… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 propitiate — pro|pi|ti|ate [ prou pıʃi,eıt ] verb transitive FORMAL to try to stop someone from being angry with you by doing something to please them ╾ pro|pi|ti|a|tion [ prou,pıʃi eıʃn ] noun uncount ╾ pro|pi|ti|a|to|ry [ prou pıʃiə,tɔri ] adjective …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 propitiate — pro·pi·ti·ate || prÉ™ pɪʃɪeɪt v. appease; gain the good will of; atone for …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 propitiate — [prə pɪʃɪeɪt] verb win or regain the favour of; appease. Derivatives propitiation noun propitiator noun propitiatory adjective Origin C16: from L. propitiat , propitiare make favourable , from propitius (see propitious) …

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