[ kuh n-sil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ kənˈsɪl i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


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

First recorded in 1570–80; conciliate + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM conciliatory Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for conciliatorily

  • "Well, I wish to goodness there was some chance of realizing your hopes," said Charley, conciliatorily.

    The Faith Doctor|Edward Eggleston
  • "My pardner's only envious because he hain't no paper collars nor fine clothes," said Si, conciliatorily.

British Dictionary definitions for conciliatorily


conciliative (kənˈsɪljətɪv)

/ (kənˈsɪljətərɪ, -trɪ) /


intended to placate or reconcile

Derived forms of conciliatory

conciliatorily, adverbconciliatoriness, noun
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