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Meaning of PROPITIATE

Pronunciation:  pru'pishee`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  make peace with
 

PROPITIATE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: appease
 
 See Also: conciliate, make up, patch up, reconcile, settle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pro*pi"ti*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Propitiated};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Propitiating}.] [L. propitiatus, p. p. of
    propitiare to propitiate, fr. propitius favorable. See
    {Propitious}.]
    To appease to render favorable; to make propitious; to
    conciliate.
    
          Let fierce Achilles, dreadful in his rage, The god
          propitiate, and the pest assuage.        --Pope.
    
    
  2. \Pro*pi"ti*ate\, v. i.
    To make propitiation; to atone.
    
    
 

 

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