Definition of Conciliate

1. Verb. Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of. "The performance is likely to conciliate Sue"; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"




2. Verb. Come to terms. "After some discussion we finally made up"

3. Verb. Make (one thing) compatible with (another). "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
Exact synonyms: Accommodate, Reconcile
Generic synonyms: Harmonise, Harmonize
Derivative terms: Accommodation, Accommodation, Accommodation, Reconciliation

Definition of Conciliate

1. v. t. To win ower; to gain from a state of hostility; to gain the good will or favor of; to make friendly; to mollify; to propitiate; to appease.

Definition of Conciliate

1. Verb. Make calm and content; placate. ¹

2. Verb. Mediate in a dispute. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conciliate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conciliate

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concientious
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conciliarists
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conciliate (current term)
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concinnities
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concinnous

Literary usage of Conciliate

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"conciliate and reconcile are both employed in the sense of uniting men's ... conciliate is mostly employed for inen in public stations; reconcile is ..."

2. The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French: With a Preliminary by Walter Scott (1827)
"Buonaparte*a attempts to conciliate Britain.—Plot to carry off" Maria Louisa faile,—State ... was to conciliate the allied powers. To satisfy Great Britain, ..."

3. History of the Discovery and Settlement of the Valley of the Mississippi: By by John Wesley Monette (1848)
"Measures of Congress to conciliate Indian Jealousy. ... Measures to conciliate the Creeks.—The Treaty of New York with M'Gillivray and other Creek Chiefs. ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Henry Hart Milman (1865)
"... ceased to repeat that conciliate concession had always ruined princes, and sullenly ... conciliate ..."

5. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1850)
"... with so many talents to conciliate the leaders, his ministry will not be unsuccessful. I augur well for him. Gen. Washington proposes to meet him as a ..."

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