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English definition of “propitiatory”

propitiatory

adjective     /prəˌpɪʃ.iˈeɪ.tər.i/ US  /prəˈpɪʃ.i.ə.tɔːr-/ formal
intended to please someone and make them feel calm : a propitiatory gesture Calming and relaxing
(Definition of propitiatory adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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