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verb tr.: To gain the favor of someone; to appease.
From Latin propitiare (to make favorable, to appease). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pet- (to rush, fly) which also gave us feather, pin, impetus, pinnacle, helicopter, propitious, lepidopterology, peripeteia, petulant, and pteridology. Earliest documented use: 1583.
“A visitor from Jupiter might surmise that this civilization is required to bring grass sacrifices to propitiate some pastoral god.”
Clay Jenkinson; Those Who Whack Weeds Are the Chosen People of God; Bismarck Tribune (North Dakota); Jul 6, 2014.
See more usage examples of propitiate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you. -Wendell Berry, farmer and author (b. 5 Aug 1934)