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con·cil·i·ate

 (kən-sĭl′ē-āt′)
v. con·cil·i·at·ed, con·cil·i·at·ing, con·cil·i·ates
v.tr.
1. To overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease. See Synonyms at pacify.
2. To regain or try to regain (friendship or goodwill) by pleasant behavior.
3. To make or attempt to make compatible; reconcile: tried to conciliate the conflicting theories.
v.intr.
To gain or try to gain someone's friendship or goodwill.

[Latin conciliāre, conciliāt-, from concilium, meeting; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

con·cil′i·a·ble (-ə-bəl) adj.
con·cil′i·a′tion n.
con·cil′i·a′tor n.
con·cil′i·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.

conciliate

(kənˈsɪlɪˌeɪt)
vb (tr)
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 concilium council]
conˈciliable adj
conˈciliˌator n

con•cil•i•ate

(kənˈsɪl iˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
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.
v.i.
4. to become agreeable or reconciled.
[1540–50; < Latin conciliātus, past participle of conciliāre to bring together, unite, derivative of concilium council]
con•cil′i•a•ble (-ə bəl) adj.
con•cil`i•a′tion, n.
con•cil′i•a`tor, n.
syn: See appease.

conciliate


Past participle: conciliated
Gerund: conciliating

Imperative
conciliate
conciliate
Present
I conciliate
you conciliate
he/she/it conciliates
we conciliate
you conciliate
they conciliate
Preterite
I conciliated
you conciliated
he/she/it conciliated
we conciliated
you conciliated
they conciliated
Present Continuous
I am conciliating
you are conciliating
he/she/it is conciliating
we are conciliating
you are conciliating
they are conciliating
Present Perfect
I have conciliated
you have conciliated
he/she/it has conciliated
we have conciliated
you have conciliated
they have conciliated
Past Continuous
I was conciliating
you were conciliating
he/she/it was conciliating
we were conciliating
you were conciliating
they were conciliating
Past Perfect
I had conciliated
you had conciliated
he/she/it had conciliated
we had conciliated
you had conciliated
they had conciliated
Future
I will conciliate
you will conciliate
he/she/it will conciliate
we will conciliate
you will conciliate
they will conciliate
Future Perfect
I will have conciliated
you will have conciliated
he/she/it will have conciliated
we will have conciliated
you will have conciliated
they will have conciliated
Future Continuous
I will be conciliating
you will be conciliating
he/she/it will be conciliating
we will be conciliating
you will be conciliating
they will be conciliating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conciliating
you have been conciliating
he/she/it has been conciliating
we have been conciliating
you have been conciliating
they have been conciliating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conciliating
you will have been conciliating
he/she/it will have been conciliating
we will have been conciliating
you will have been conciliating
they will have been conciliating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conciliating
you had been conciliating
he/she/it had been conciliating
we had been conciliating
you had been conciliating
they had been conciliating
Conditional
I would conciliate
you would conciliate
he/she/it would conciliate
we would conciliate
you would conciliate
they would conciliate
Past Conditional
I would have conciliated
you would have conciliated
he/she/it would have conciliated
we would have conciliated
you would have conciliated
they would have conciliated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.conciliate - cause to be more favorably inclinedconciliate - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
calm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
2.conciliate - come to termsconciliate - come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
propitiate, appease - make peace with
agree, concur, concord, hold - be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"
make peace - end hostilities; "The brothers who had been fighting over their inheritance finally made peace"
3.conciliate - make (one thing) compatible with (another); "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
harmonise, harmonize - bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously; "harmonize the different interests"

conciliate

verb
1. pacify, win over, soothe, reconcile, disarm, appease, placate, mollify, propitiate His duty was to conciliate the people, not to provoke them.
2. mediate, intervene, arbitrate, interpose, make the peace, restore harmony, pour oil on troubled waters, clear the air, act as middleman He has conciliated in more than 600 unfair dismissal cases.

conciliate

verb
1. To ease the anger or agitation of:
2. To reestablish friendship between:
Translations
يُوَفَّق بَيْن
získat
formildeforsone
friîa, fá á sitt band
palenkti į saverodantis susitaikymąsusitaikymassutaikymas
iemantot uzticībusamierināt
gönlünü almak/yapmakgüvenini kazanmak

conciliate

[kənˈsɪlɪeɪt] VTconciliar

conciliate

[kənˈsɪlieɪt]
vt (= pacify) [+ person] → apaiser
viconcilier

conciliate

vt
(= placate)besänftigen; (= win the goodwill of) personversöhnlich stimmen
(= reconcile) opposing viewsauf einen Nenner bringen, in Einklang bringen

conciliate

[kənˈsɪlɪeɪt] vt (person) → rabbonire, calmare; (opposing view) → conciliare

conciliate

(kənˈsilieit) verb
to win over or regain the support, friendship etc of.
conˌciliˈation noun
conˈciliatory adjective
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It has long been a practice with the whites to conciliate the important men of the Indians by presenting medals, which are worn in the place of their own rude ornaments.
This remark was not calculated to make Edward or Elinor more easy, nor to conciliate the good will of Lucy, who looked up at Marianne with no very benignant expression.
It is useless to attempt to conciliate you: I see I have made an eternal enemy of you.
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Dick, his proposing Doctors' Commons, his proposing Uriah, his drinking everything twice; his consciousness of his own weakness, the ineffectual effort that he made against it; the struggle between his shame in Uriah's deportment, and his desire to conciliate him; the manifest exultation with which Uriah twisted and turned, and held him up before me.
She watched his countenance as if she were particularly wishful to be assured that he took kindly to his reception, she showed every possible desire to conciliate him, and there was an air of humble propitiation in all she did, such as I have seen pervade the bearing of a child towards a hard master.
It was on this occasion, as during his whole life, John's misfortune, not perfectly to understand the characters of those whom he wished to conciliate.
In the effort to conciliate a hostile public, the telephone rates had everywhere been made too low.
The fact that he had been neutral in the death-struggle of Athens was not likely to conciliate popular good-will.
Specious arguments of danger to the common liberty could easily be contrived; plausible excuses for the deficiencies of the party could, without difficulty, be invented to alarm the apprehensions, inflame the passions, and conciliate the good-will, even of those States which were not chargeable with any violation or omission of duty.
For all this," continued Milady, "I should long ago have revenged myself on him if, and I don't know why, the cardinal had not requested me to conciliate him.
Mother," replied the young man, "you have especial reasons for telling me to conciliate that man.