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propitiate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of propitiate

  1. to lessen the anger or agitation of the temple was once the site of sacrifices—both to honor the gods in times of plenty and to propitiate them in times of trouble Synonyms appease, assuage, conciliate, disarm, gentle, mollify, placate, pacifyRelated Words calm, comfort, console, content, hush, quiet, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize); endear (to), ingratiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please; adulate, blarney, flatter, overpraise, soft-soap; quench, sate, satiate, satisfy; cater (to), humor, indulge; blandish, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, wheedle; baby, coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil; dulcify, sweetenNear Antonyms aggravate, annoy, antagonize, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, cross, exasperate, gall, get, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pique, put out, rankle, rile, roil, ruffle, vex; provoke, rouse; harass, harry, persecute, pester; agitate, discomfort, distress, disturb, fret, perturb, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, offend, slightAntonyms anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage

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