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APPEASING OR MAKING WELL-DISPOSED A DEITY
Propititation; Expiation; Propitiations; Propitiate

propitiate         
(propitiates, propitiating, propitiated)
If you propitiate someone, you stop them being angry or impatient by doing something to please them. (FORMAL)
I've never gone out of my way to propitiate people...
These ancient ceremonies propitiate the spirits of the waters.
= appease, placate
VERB: V n, V n
propitiate         
I. v. a.
Conciliate, appease, pacify, reconcile, gain the favor of, make propitious, make favorable.
II. v. n.
Atone, make propitiation, satisfy.
Propitiate         
·vi To make propitiation; to Atone.
II. Propitiate ·vt To appease to render favorable; to make propitious; to Conciliate.

Wikipedia

Propitiation

Propitiation is the act of appeasing or making well-disposed a deity, thus incurring divine favor or avoiding divine retribution. While some use the term interchangeably with expiation, others draw a sharp distinction between the two. The discussion here encompasses usage only in Judaism and in the Christian tradition.

Pronunciation examples for Propitiate
1. You propitiate it in a certain fashion.
The Ruin of Angels - A Novel of the Craft Sequence _ Max Gladstone _ Talks at Google
2. supposed to propitiate the gods in some way, that in some way
Ancient Greece & Rome Time & Culture _ Alexander Meyer _ Talks at Google
Examples of use of Propitiate
1. By contrast, republicans have clear goals that the Government can propitiate.
2. Others wonder if ostentatious engagement with human–rights–friendly journalists is designed to propitiate disillusioned members of the parliamentary Labour party.
3. Blair, as Prime Minister, gave the appearance of doing everything he could to appease and propitiate the Murdoch group, which includes Sky and noisily anti–BBC newspapers like The Times and The Sun.
4. Two giants toads were married in a traditional Hindu ceremony in eastern India at the weekend by villagers hoping to propitiate the rain gods and end a dry spell.
5. Indian village marries off toads KHOCHAKANDAR – Reuters Two giant toads were married in a traditional Hindu ceremony in eastern India at the weekend by villagers hoping to propitiate the rain gods and end a dry spell.