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conciliate

[ kuhn-sil-ee-eyt ]
/ k蓹n藞s瑟l i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), con路cil路i路at路ed, con路cil路i路at路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路cil路i路at路ed, con路cil路i路at路ing.
to become agreeable or reconciled: Efforts to conciliate in the dispute proved fruitless.
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Origin of conciliate

1540鈥50; <Latin concili膩tus (past participle of concili膩re to bring together, unite, equivalent to concili(um) council + -膩tus-ate1

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1. See appease.

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British Dictionary definitions for conciliate

conciliate
/ (k蓹n藞s瑟l瑟藢e瑟t) /

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 concili膩re to bring together, from concilium council
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