propitiate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/prəʊˈpɪʃieɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theypropitiate
he/she/itpropitiates
present participlepropitiating
past tensepropitiated
past participlepropitiated
  1. to try to stop someone from being angry with you by doing something to please them

derived words

propitiation

 

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/prəʊˌpɪʃiˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]

propitiatory

 

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/prəʊˈpɪʃiəˌt(ə)ri/
adjective