propitiate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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propitiateverb [T]

uk   us   /prəˈpɪʃ.i.eɪt/ formal
to ​please and make ​calm a ​god or ​person who is ​annoyed with you: In those ​dayspeople might ​sacrifice a ​goat or ​sheep to propitiate an ​angrygod. The ​radicals in the ​party were ​clearlysacked to propitiate the ​conservativecore.
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˌpɪʃ.iˈeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of propitiate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “propitiate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使息怒, 劝解, 抚慰…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使息怒, 勸解, 撫慰…
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