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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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