What does conciliatory mean?

Definitions for conciliatorykənˈsɪl i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i; -iˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv, -ˈsɪl yə-

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compromising, conciliatory, flexible(adj)

    making or willing to make concessions

    "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"

  2. conciliatory, conciliative(adj)

    intended to placate

    "spoke in a conciliating tone"; "a conciliatory visit"


  1. conciliatory(Adjective)

    willing to conciliate, or to make concessions

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conciliatory(adj)

    tending to conciliate; pacific; mollifying; propitiating


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conciliatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conciliatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    There is a time to be timid. There is a time to be conciliatory. There is a time, even, to fly and there is a time to fight. And I'm going to fight like hell. (On Congressional moves toward impeachment)

  2. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    There might be an opening because some of the Arab states silently agree with (my position) ... (and) they might be in a position to influence the Palestinians to adopt a more conciliatory and positive approach.

  3. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko:

    Over the last few days we have heard conciliatory statements form the Russian side, cool story, but really hard to believe. How can you urge an antiterrorist coalition if you inspire terrorism right in front of your door ?

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Translations for conciliatory

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • умиротворяващ, помирителенBulgarian
  • smířlivýCzech
  • versöhnlichGerman
  • συμφιλιωτικός, διαλλακτικός, συμβιβαστικόςGreek
  • myöntyväinen, sovittelevaFinnish
  • accommodantFrench
  • békülékenyHungarian
  • умиротворя́ющий, примири́тельныйRussian
  • uzlaştırıcı, barıştırıcı, gönül alıcıTurkish

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