[ 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
synonym study for conciliate
1. See appease.
OTHER WORDS FROM conciliate
con·cil·i·a·ble [kuhn-sil-ee-uh-buhl], /kənˈsɪl i ə bəl/, adjectivecon·cil·i·at·ing·ly, adverbcon·cil·i·a·tion, nounnon·con·cil·i·at·ing, adjective
pro·con·cil·i·a·tion, adjectiveun·con·cil·i·a·ble, adjectiveun·con·cil·i·at·ed, adjectiveun·con·cil·i·at·ing, adjective
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How to use conciliate in a sentence
The Dowager's fears were banished from her mind at that, and with them went all thought of conciliating Valerie.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
In all the difficulties which came up among the merchants Lecamus was always conciliating.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
Thus, my acquaintance with Angiola had proved beneficial, by soothing and conciliating my feelings.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
Carson spoke in a conciliating manner and invited them into his camp to have a smoke and talk.The Life of Kit Carson|Edward S. Ellis
"Upon my word, I believe you do not exaggerate," said Gleeson, in a conciliating accent.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for conciliate
/ (kənˈsɪlɪˌeɪt) /
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 conciliateconciliable, adjectiveconciliator, noun
Word Origin for conciliate
C16: from Latin conciliāre to bring together, from concilium council
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