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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
References in classic literature ?
However, no doubt she was wrong; of course she was; she always was, she couldn't be right, she couldn't be expected to be; so she had better not expose herself any more; and to all Kate's conciliations and concessions for an hour ensuing, the good lady gave no other replies than Oh, certainly, why did they ask HER?
As though such a stone wall really were a consolation, and really did contain some word of conciliation, simply because it is as true as twice two makes four.
In the French circle of Helene and Rumyantsev the reports of the cruelty of the enemy and of the war were contradicted and all Napoleon's attempts at conciliation were discussed.
The colonel, thinking it all over, made up his mind not to pursue the matter further, but then for his own satisfaction proceeded to cross-examine Vronsky about his interview; and it was a long while before he could restrain his laughter, as Vronsky described how the government clerk, after subsiding for a while, would suddenly flare up again, as he recalled the details, and how Vronsky, at the last half word of conciliation, skillfully maneuvered a retreat, shoving Petritsky out before him.
His most important discussions of American affairs are the 'Speech on American Taxation' (1774), the 'Speech on Conciliation with America'
To illustrate the effect of slavery on the white man,--to show that he has no powers of endurance, in such a condition, superior to those of his black brother,--DANIEL O'CONNELL, the distinguished advocate of universal emancipation, and the mighti- est champion of prostrate but not conquered Ireland, relates the following anecdote in a speech delivered by him in the Conciliation Hall, Dublin, before the Loyal National Repeal Association, March 31, 1845.
But this conciliation was not granted; for though she often threw out expressions of pity for her sister to Elinor, and more than once dropt a reflection on the inconstancy of beaux before Marianne, no effect was produced, but a look of indifference from the former, or of disgust in the latter.
With the foolish inconsistency of love I held my peace when I might have plead ignorance of the nature of my offense, or at least the gravity of it, and so have effected, at worst, a half conciliation.
There was no time to be lost; he durst not linger any longer in that public spot; and whether he had recourse to dignity or conciliation, the remedy must be applied at once.
D'Artagnan, on the contrary, quite full of his plans of conciliation and courtesy, approached the young men with a profound bow, accompanied by a most gracious smile.
In so far as the Prince of Helium is concerned I may act, but between you and Matai Shang my only office can be one of conciliation.