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

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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
The first set of issues are about conciliating your habits of action with those of other human beings.
Conciliating complaints where staff has determined that there is probable cause to believe that discrimination has occurred.
Efforts at conciliating this complaint were unsuccessful.
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