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propitiate

美国发音:[proʊ'pɪʃi.eɪt]
英国发音:[prəʊ'pɪʃieɪt] [v]
劝解;抚慰;调和,调解
向…讨好,邀宠于;【宗教】向(上帝)赎罪

appease.
You propitiate a person, who is very angry with you, if you do something to make them less angry with you. If you try to reduce the unpleasantness between you and someone else by doing something that might please them, you propitiate them. We try to propitiate gods by making them offerings. To propitiate is to appease or to placate.