(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,Pope.
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
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,Spenser.
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.
(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