Definitions for: Conciliate


[v] make compatible with; "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
[v] come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
[v] cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify her angry boss"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Synonyms: accommodate, appease, assuage, gentle, gruntle, lenify, make up, mollify, pacify, patch up, placate, reconcile, reconcile, settle

See Also: agree, appease, calm, calm down, concord, concur, harmonise, harmonize, hold, lull, make peace, propitiate, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

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