Definitions for conciliatekənˈsɪl iˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•cil•i•ate*kənˈsɪl iˌeɪt(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (v.t.)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.

  4. (v.i.)to become agreeable or reconciled.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

* Syn: See appease.

Origin of conciliate:

1540–50; < L conciliātus, ptp. of conciliāre to bring together, unite, der. of conciliumcouncil


Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

  2. reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle(verb)

    come to terms

    "After some discussion we finally made up"

  3. accommodate, reconcile, conciliate(verb)

    make (one thing) compatible with (another)

    "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"


  1. conciliate(Verb)

    Make calm and content; placate.

  2. conciliate(Verb)

    Mediate in a dispute.

  3. Origin: Latin conciliare 'combine, gain', from concilium 'assembly'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conciliate(verb)

    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

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to win over or regain the support, friendship etc of.

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