The definition of conciliatory is something done to reconcile or to try to make someone feel better and more pacified.
An example of something that would be described as conciliatory is a handshake after you have just clearly defeated and angered your opponent.
tending to conciliate or reconcile
(comparative more conciliatory, superlative most conciliatory)
- In spite of his conciliatory policy, Clement angered Henry VI.
- A new and conciliatory phase of patripassianism was expounded at a somewhat later date by Beryllus of Bostra, who, while holding the divinity of Christ not to be 181a, or proper to Himself, but irarpudi (belonging to the Father), yet recognized in His personality a new lrpbcrwlrov or form of manifestation on the part of God.
- His ambition was to play the role of peacemaker, and his conciliatory policy achieved many successes.
- The queen trusts, therefore, that the archbishop will himself consider, and, as far as he can, endeavour to induce the others to consider, any concessions that may be offered by the House of Commons in the most conciliatory spirit."
- At once firm and conciliatory, he had been able to attach to the French cause the natives whom the cruelty of Ahmed, bey of Constantine, had alienated.