[kuh n-sil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
- tending to conciliate: a conciliatory manner; conciliatory comments.
Also con·cil·i·a·tive [kuh n-sil-ee-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv, -sil-yuh-] /kənˈsɪl iˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv, -ˈsɪl yə-/.
Origin of conciliatory
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Related Words for conciliativepropitiatory, conciliatory, lustral, purgatorial, conciliative, expiable
Examples from the Web for conciliative
Historical Examples of conciliative
At one moment he was livid with passion; the next he was kind, conciliative, and condescending.Life in a Railway Factory
- intended to placate or reconcile
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Word Origin and History for conciliative
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