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Monday, August 01, 2016

Definitions for conciliate

  1. to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over: to conciliate an angry competitor.
  2. to win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
  3. to make compatible; reconcile.

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Citations for conciliate
... I shall convince you I have not only always acted the part of a friend to the family, but am particularly willing to conciliate your lordship's goodwill. Maria Edgeworth, The Absentee, 1812
Hewet made it his business to conciliate the outsiders as much as possible. Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out, 1915
Origin of conciliate
Conciliate stems from the Latin conciliāre meaning "to bring together." It entered English in the mid-1500s.
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