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propitiate

verb [T] uk   us   /prəˈpɪʃ.i.eɪt/ formal
to please and make calm a god or person who is annoyed with you: In those days people might sacrifice a goat or sheep to propitiate an angry god. The radicals in the party were clearly sacked to propitiate the conservative core.
propitiation
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˌpɪʃ.iˈeɪ.ʃən/
Translations of “propitiate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使息怒, 勸解, 撫慰…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使息怒, 劝解, 抚慰…
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