from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To conciliate (an offended power); appease: propitiate the gods with a sacrifice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To conciliate, appease or make peace with someone, particularly a god or spirit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To appease to render favorable; to make propitious; to conciliate.
- intransitive v. To make propitiation; to atone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To appease and render favorable; make propitious; conciliate.
- To make propitiation or atonement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make peace with
Latin propitiāre, propitiāt-, from propitius, propitious; see propitious.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin prōpitiāre ("make favourable"), from prōpitius ("favourable, gracious"). (Wiktionary)