propitiatory

adjective
pro·​pi·​ti·​a·​to·​ry | \ prō-ˈpi-sh(ē-)ə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce propitiatory (audio) \

Definition of propitiatory

1 : intended to propitiate : expiatory
2 : of or relating to propitiation

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Examples of propitiatory in a Sentence

sent his girlfriend flowers as a propitiatory gesture for a date gone sour

First Known Use of propitiatory

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Propitiatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propitiatory. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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