(Pro*pi"ti*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Propitiated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Propitiating.] [L. propitiatus, p. p. of propitiare to propitiate, fr. propitius favorable. See Propitious.] To appease to render favorable; to make propitious; to conciliate.

Let fierce Achilles, dreadful in his rage,
The god propitiate, and the pest assuage.

(Pro*pi"ti*ate), v. i. To make propitiation; to atone.

(Pro*pi`ti*a"tion) n. [L. propitiatio: cf. F. propitiation.]

1. The act of appeasing the wrath and conciliating the favor of an offended person; the act of making propitious.

2. (Theol.) That which propitiates; atonement or atoning sacrifice; specifically, the influence or effects of the death of Christ in appeasing the divine justice, and conciliating the divine favor.

He [Jesus Christ] is the propitiation for our sins.
1 John ii. 2.

(Pro*pi"ti*a`tor) n. [L.] One who propitiates or appeases.

(Pro*pi"ti*a*to*ri*ly) adv. By way of propitiation.

(Pro*pi"ti*a*to*ry) a. [L. propitiatorius: cf. F. propitiatoire.] Having the power to make propitious; pertaining to, or employed in, propitiation; expiatory; as, a propitiatory sacrifice. Sharp.

(Pro*pi"ti*a*to*ry), n. [L. propitiatorium.] (Jewish Antiq.) The mercy seat; — so called because a symbol of the propitiated Jehovah. Bp. Pearson.

(Pro*pi"tious) a. [L. propitius, perhaps originally a term of augury meaning, flying forward (pro) or well; cf. Skr. pat to fly, E. petition, feather.]

1. Convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious season; a propitious breeze.

2. Hence, kind; gracious; merciful; helpful; - - said of a person or a divinity. Milton.

And now t' assuage the force of this new flame,
And make thee [Love] more propitious in my need.

Syn. — Auspicious; favorable; kind. — Propitious, Auspicious. Auspicious (from the ancient idea of auspices, or omens) denotes "indicative of success," or "favored by incidental occurrences;" as, an auspicious opening; an auspicious event. Propitious denotes that which efficaciously protect us in some undertaking, speeds our exertions, and decides our success; as, propitious gales; propitious influences.

Pro*pi"tious*ly, adv.Pro*pi"tious*ness, n.

(Pro"plasm) n. [L. proplasma, Gr. before + a thing formed, fr. to mold.] A mold; a matrix. [R.] Woodward.

(Pro*plas"tic) a. Forming a mold.

(Pro*plas"tics) n. The art of making molds for castings. [R.]

(Prop"leg`) n. [So called because it props up or supports the body.] (Zoöl.) Same as Proleg.

(Pro*po"di*al) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the propodialia, or the parts of the limbs to which they belong.

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