Etymology
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propitiate (v.)

"appease and render favorable," 1580s, a back-formation from propitiation and in part from propitiate (adj.), from Latin propitiatus, past participle of propitiare "appease, propitiate." Related: Propitiated; propitiating; propitiatingly; propitiable (1550s).

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Definitions of propitiate

propitiate (v.)
make peace with;
Synonyms: appease
From wordnet.princeton.edu