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propitiate

Saltos de línea: pro|piti|ate
Pronunciación: /prəˈpɪʃɪeɪt
 
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Definición de propitiate en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
Win or regain the favour of (a god, spirit, or person) by doing something that pleases them: the pagans thought it was important to propitiate the gods with sacrifices
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The Samhitas are hymns addressed to gods representing the forces of nature, followed by rites and sacrifices to propitiate those gods.
  • The death of Christ propitiates God, and the word ‘propitiation’ contains the thought of averting the wrath of God.
  • Plotinus and Porphyry felt reserve towards participation in sacrifices to propitiate the spirits.
Sinónimos
appease, placate, mollify, pacify, make peace with, conciliate, make amends to, soothe, calm, humour, win over, satisfy;

Origen

late Middle English (as propitiation): from Latin propitiat- 'made favourable', from the verb propitiare, from propitius 'favourable, gracious' (see propitious).

Derivados

propitiation

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • He submits as the substitute for sinners who cannot possibly atone for their own sins; that is, he submits to the expiation (wiping clean) of that sin and the propitiation (appeasing satisfaction) of God's justified anger.
  • The third… is that of expiation, propitiation and reconciliation… [and] the fourth end, finally, is that of impetration.
  • In the context of hunting, young girls are the appropriate instrument for the propitiation of the goddess and the securing of her favour.

propitiative

2
adjetivo rare

propitiator

3
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Moreover, they regarded their coalition partners, the Kadets, as essential propitiators of the officer corps.

propitiatory

4
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • They must also offer a propitiatory sacrifice to the god worth fifteen drachmae.
  • God's displeasure can only be appeased, then, if a propitiatory sacrifice is made.
  • Sacred places, old dwelling sites, and cemeteries exist, but propitiatory rites are made individually.

Words that rhyme with propitiate

initiate, officiate, vitiate

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