Definition of propitiate:
stay, disarm, gentle, assuage, gruntle, appease, placate, crawl, pacify, quell, court, satisfy, brown-nose, balancing act, kiss someone's ass, lenify, soothe, charm, soften, kowtow, study at pacify, pour oil on troubled water, be on your best behavior, dulcify, mollify, calm, atone, conciliate, sweeten, pander to.
- "A Book of Golden Deeds", Charlotte M. Yonge.
- "Nature's Serial Story", E. P. Roe.
It was funny to see how both the ladies sat with their faces turned towards Dane three- quarters of the time; Prudentia possibly with a desire to propitiate, Primrose forgetting everything else in the moment's pleasure of seeing him; and both of them being a little unconsciously shy towards Hazel.- "The Gold of Chickaree", Susan Warner.