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English definition of “propitiatory”

propitiatory

adjective uk   /prəˌpɪʃ.iˈeɪ.tər.i/ us    /prəˈpɪʃ.i.ə.tɔːr-/ formal
intended to please someone and make them feel calm: a propitiatory gesture
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