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conciliatory

[ kuhn-sil-ee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ kənˈsɪl i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective
tending to conciliate: a conciliatory manner; conciliatory comments.
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Also con·cil·i·a·tive [kuhn-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

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British Dictionary definitions for conciliatory

conciliatory

conciliative (kənˈsɪljətɪv)

/ (kənˈsɪljətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
intended to placate or reconcile

Derived forms of conciliatory

conciliatorily, adverbconciliatoriness, noun
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