Conciliating
Conciliate Con*cil"i*ate (?; 106), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conciliated}; p. pr & vb. n. {Conciliating}.] [L. conciliatus, p. p. of conciliare to draw or bring together, unite, from concilium council. See {Council}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The rapacity of his father's administration had excited such universal discontent, that it was found expedient to conciliate the nation. --Hallam.

Syn: To reconcile; propitiate; appease; pacify. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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