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conciliate

[ kuhn-sil-ee-eyt ]
/ kənˈsɪl iˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), con·cil·i·at·ed, con·cil·i·at·ing.

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.

verb (used without object), con·cil·i·at·ed, con·cil·i·at·ing.

to become agreeable or reconciled: Efforts to conciliate in the dispute proved fruitless.

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Origin of conciliate

1540–50; <Latin conciliātus (past participle of conciliāre to bring together, unite, equivalent to concili(um) council + -ātus-ate1

synonym study for conciliate

1. See appease.

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British Dictionary definitions for conciliate

conciliate
/ (kənˈsɪlɪˌeɪt) /

verb (tr)

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

Derived forms of conciliate

conciliable, adjectiveconciliator, noun

Word Origin for conciliate

C16: from Latin conciliāre to bring together, from concilium council
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