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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of propitiare, from propitius; PROPITIOUS

propitiate

verb
     
pro‧pi‧ti‧ate [transitive]
formal to make someone who has been unfriendly or angry with you feel more friendly by doing something to please them [= appease]
propitiation noun [uncountable]

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