The correct answer is appease.
A. perform promptly
B. prepare in advance
D. pay tribute to
The correct answer is [C] To appease (offended person, etc.); to make favorably inclined to; to gain the favor of through conciliation or appeasement.
Propitiate comes from Latin propitiare.
Examples of use:
- They propitiated the gods with offerings.
- He sought to propitiate the aggressors until his forces were prepared.