What does conciliate mean?

Definitions for conciliatekənˈsɪl iˌeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word conciliate.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conciliate

    kon-sil′i-āt, v.t. to gain, or win over: to gain the love or good-will of such as have been indifferent or hostile: to pacify.—v.i. to make friends.—adj. Concil′iable (obs.).—n. Conciliā′tion, act of conciliating.—adj. Concil′iātive.—n. Concil′iātor.—adj. Concil′iatory. [L. conciliāre, -ātumconcilium, council.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conciliate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conciliate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Arabic Proverb:

    Ask not a man who his father was but make trial of his qualities, and then conciliate or reject him accordingly. For it is no disgrace to new wine, if only it be sweet, as to its taste, that it was the juice [or daughter] of sour grapes.

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Translations for conciliate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • استرArabic
  • умиротворявам, успокоявамBulgarian
  • beschwichtigenGerman
  • συμβιβάζω, συμφιλιώνω, συνδιαλλάττωGreek
  • conciliar, apaciguarSpanish
  • whakaepaepaMāori

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