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English noun: propitiation

1. propitiation (act) the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity


Synonymsconciliation, placation


Broader (hypernym)appeasement, calming

2. propitiation (act) the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)


Synonymsatonement, expiation


Broader (hypernym)redemption, salvation


Narrower (hyponym)amends, reparation









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