Nov
04
2013

propitiate

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

prÉ™ pI shi eIt

transitive verb

to overcome the disfavor or distrust of; conciliate; appease.
example: They hoped to propitiate the goddess by sacrificing a lamb at her altar.
example: “I haven’t come on business, my lady.” He used this term of respect partly from a frightened desire to propitiate a great personage and partly because he couldn’t think of any other.

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