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English definition of “propitiate”

propitiate

verb [T]     /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 .Calming and relaxing propitiation     /-ˌpɪʃ.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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