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  • verbconciliate
  • verbpacify

synonyms for propitiate

  • appease
  • assuage
  • atone
  • mollify
  • pacify
  • placate
  • satisfy
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antonyms for propitiate

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  • agitate
  • incite
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • upset
  • worry
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How to use propitiate in a sentence

Before he was reinstated, the Anderson School’s Faculty Executive Committee tried to propitiate the mob by announcing itself “saddened” by Klein’s “troubling conduct.”
THE WOKE MOB RUNS INTO A COLLEGE TEACHER WHO’S FIGHTING BACKGEORGE WILLOCTOBER 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Presently it struck him that he had better do something to propitiate a man who could send him to encounter such a fate.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
The oldest of all the rites of the ancient pagans was in the form of sacrifice, to propitiate the deity.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IIJOHN LORD
She tried to propitiate the General after her usual manner towards him.
MARY GRAYKATHARINE TYNAN
To propitiate them, presents are made—the last things that can well be parted with.
THE LAND OF FIREMAYNE REID
Her box was a present from Makaraig, who had already got on good terms with her in order to propitiate Don Custodio.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
This she was half unconsciously, half from a wish to propitiate her father and mother in view of she knew not what.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANTALEXANDER JOHNSTONE WILSON
But He is worshipped by low savages, who do not propitiate ghosts and who have no gods in wells and trees, close at hand.
MYTH, RITUAL, AND RELIGION, VOL. 1ANDREW LANG
With the money a small quantity of pudding or cheese was put in for Cerberus, to propitiate him.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
The men who are not known are shy, diffident, doubtful, and anxious to propitiate the chambermaid by great courtesy.
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PROPITIATE

  • allay
  • alleviate
  • assuage
  • be enough
  • blunt
  • calm
  • compose
  • conciliate
  • content
  • diminish
  • do
  • ease
  • gratify
  • lessen
  • lull
  • make matters up
  • meet halfway
  • mitigate
  • mollify
  • patch things up
  • placate
  • propitiate
  • quell
  • quench
  • quiet
  • serve
  • soften
  • soothe
  • subdue
  • sweeten
  • tranquilize
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