conciliate
verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Latin conciliatus, past participle of conciliare to assemble, unite, win over, from concilium assembly, council — more at council Date: 1545 transitive verb 1. to gain (as goodwill) by pleasing acts 2. to make compatible ; reconcile 3. appease intransitive verb to become friendly or agreeable Synonyms: see pacifyconciliation nounconciliative adjectiveconciliator nounconciliatory adjective

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conciliate — index arbitrate (adjudge), compromise (settle by mutual agreement), disarm (set at ease), intercede, mediate, mollify …   Law dictionary

  • conciliate — 1540s, from L. conciliatus, pp. of conciliare to bring together, unite in feelings, make friendly, from concilium council (see COUNCIL (Cf. council)). Related: Conciliated; conciliating …   Etymology dictionary

  • conciliate — *pacify, appease, placate, propitiate, mollify Analogous words: arbitrate, adjudicate (see JUDGE vb): mediate, intervene (see INTERPOSE): persuade, prevail (see INDUCE): calm, tranquilize (see corresponding adjectives at CALM): adjust,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • conciliate — ► VERB 1) make calm and content; placate. 2) mediate in a dispute. DERIVATIVES conciliation noun conciliator noun conciliatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin conciliare combine, gain , from concilium assembly …   English terms dictionary

  • conciliate — [kən sil′ē āt΄] vt. conciliated, conciliating [< L conciliatus, pp. of conciliare, to bring together, win over < concilium,COUNCIL] 1. to win over; soothe the anger of; make friendly; placate 2. to gain (regard, good will, etc.) by friendly …   English World dictionary

  • conciliate — [[t]kənsɪ̱lieɪt[/t]] conciliates, conciliating, conciliated VERB If you conciliate someone, you try to end a disagreement with them. [FORMAL] [V n] His duty was to conciliate the people, not to provoke them... The President has a strong political …   English dictionary

  • conciliate — conciliable /keuhn sil ee euh beuhl/, adj. conciliatingly, adv. conciliation, n. /keuhn sil ee ayt /, v., conciliated, conciliating. v.t. 1. to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over: to conciliate an angry competitor. 2. to win …   Universalium

  • conciliate — UK [kənˈsɪlɪeɪt] / US [kənˈsɪlɪˌeɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms conciliate : present tense I/you/we/they conciliate he/she/it conciliates present participle conciliating past tense conciliated past participle conciliated formal to… …   English dictionary

  • conciliate — con|cil|i|ate [kənˈsılieıt] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of conciliare to bring together, unite , from concilium; COUNCIL] to do something to make people more likely to stop arguing, especially by giving …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conciliate — verb (T) formal to do something to make people more likely to stop arguing, especially by giving them something they want: Negotiators were called in to conciliate between the warring factions. conciliator noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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