- to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over: to conciliate an angry competitor.
- to win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
- to make compatible; reconcile.
- to become agreeable or reconciled: Efforts to conciliate in the dispute proved fruitless.
Origin of conciliate
Examples from the Web for conciliating
Your notion of conciliating them is to start getting ready to fight them!Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
Old Man Curry's tone was apologetic and conciliating in the extreme.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
His demeanor changed; from conciliating it was of a sudden transformed to indignant.The Lion's Skin
However, he checked the impulse and spoke in a conciliating tone.The Hound From The North
I assured him of the truth of his observation in a most conciliating tone.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
- to overcome the hostility of; placate; win over
- to win or gain (favour, regard, etc), esp by making friendly overtures
- archaic to make compatible; reconcile
Word Origin and History for conciliating
1540s, from Latin conciliatus, past participle of conciliare "to bring together, unite in feelings, make friendly," from concilium "council" (see council). Related: Conciliated; conciliating.