Friday, January 27, 2012
Definitions for conciliate
- To overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over.
- To win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
- To make compatible; reconcile.
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Citations for conciliate
"Mrs. Dombey," said Mr. Dombey, resuming as much as he could of his arrogant composure, "you will not conciliate me, or turn me from any purpose, by this course of conduct."
But this was sufficient, and served to conciliate the good will of the natives, with whom our congeniality of sentiment on this point did more towards inspiring a friendly feeling than anything else that could have happened.
Origin of conciliate
Conciliate comes from the Latin word conciliāre meaning "to bring together." It is related to the words council and calendar.