- 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 conciliated
Historical Examples of conciliated
Just as rivers might be conciliated by honor and sacrifice, so they could be irritated by disrespect.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
How was the first horse conquered, the first wild-dog tamed and conciliated?Chaldea
Znade A. Ragozin
"Just don't touch anything, that's all," he conciliated, following her up.A Fine Fix
R. C. Noll
The fact may have conciliated some of our own contemners of "good form."A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
The haughty manners of the Marquis and of Magdalena had conciliated no one.The Son of Monte Christo
- 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 for conciliate
Word Origin and History for conciliated
1540s, from Latin conciliatus, past participle of conciliare "to bring together, unite in feelings, make friendly," from concilium "council" (see council). Related: Conciliated; conciliating.