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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.
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.
Her box was a present from Makaraig, who had already got on good terms with her in order to propitiate Don Custodio.
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.
With the money a small quantity of pudding or cheese was put in for Cerberus, to propitiate him.
The men who are not known are shy, diffident, doubtful, and anxious to propitiate the chambermaid by great courtesy.
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
The Dhimal propitiate Data and Bedata by presents of betel-leaf and red-lead.

WORDS RELATED TO PROPITIATE

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putativeadjective | [pyoo-tuh-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION
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