Conciliate definition

kən-sĭlē-āt
To regain or try to regain (friendship or goodwill) by pleasant behavior.
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To make or attempt to make compatible; reconcile.

Tried to conciliate the conflicting theories.

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To gain or try to gain someone's friendship or goodwill.
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To conciliate is to soothe someone's anger or to mediate a disagreement.

When you talk to someone who is angry and help him to get over his anger, this is an example of a time when you conciliate.

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To win over; soothe the anger of; make friendly; placate.
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To gain (regard, good will, etc.) by friendly acts.
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(archaic) To reconcile; make consistent.
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Make calm and content; placate.
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Mediate in a dispute.
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To overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease.
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Origin of conciliate

  • Latin conciliāre conciliāt- from concilium meeting kelə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin conciliātus, perfect passive participle of conciliō (“I unite”), from concilium (“council, meeting”).

    From Wiktionary