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propitiate

pro·pi·ti·ate

propitiate

 
pronunciation:
pr pI shi eIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: propitiated, propitiates, propitiating
definition: to overcome the disfavor or distrust of; conciliate; appease.
He hoped to propitiate the goddess by slaying the vicious monster.
synonyms:
appease, conciliate, disarm, pacify
antonyms:
provoke
similar words:
allay, lull, mollify, placate, reconcile, soothe
derivations: propitiatory (adj.), propitiatingly (adv.), propitiator (n.)