conciliate

[kuhn-sil-ee-eyt]
verb (used with object), conciliated, conciliating.
1.
to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over: to conciliate an angry competitor.
2.
to win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
3.
to make compatible; reconcile.
verb (used without object), conciliated, conciliating.
4.
to become agreeable or reconciled: Efforts to conciliate in the dispute proved fruitless.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin conciliātus (past participle of conciliāre to bring together, unite, equivalent to concili(um) council + -ātus -ate1

conciliable [kuhn-sil-ee-uh-buhl] , adjective
conciliatingly, adverb
conciliation, noun
nonconciliating, adjective
proconciliation, adjective
unconciliable, adjective
unconciliated, adjective
unconciliating, adjective


1. See appease.
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conciliate (kənˈsɪlɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to overcome the hostility of; placate; win over
2.  to win or gain (favour, regard, etc), esp by making friendly overtures
3.  archaic to make compatible; reconcile
 
[C16: from Latin conciliāre to bring together, from conciliumcouncil]
 
con'ciliable
 
adj
 
con'ciliator
 
n

conciliation (kənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or process of conciliating
2.  a method of helping the parties in a dispute to reach agreement, esp divorcing or separating couples to part amicably

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conciliate
1540s, from L. conciliatus, pp. of conciliare "to bring together, unite in feelings, make friendly," from concilium "council" (see council).
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Example sentences
It was a poignant moment of sporting conciliation in what had been a jarring
  weekend of dissolution.
He will doubtless try to breathe life into conciliation.
It was remarkable: this rebel leader's whole posture changed from aggression to
  conciliation.
Conciliation has indeed prevailed after such clashes in the past.
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