conciliatory


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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.

conciliatory

(kənˈsɪljətərɪ; -trɪ) or

conciliative

adj
intended to placate or reconcile
conˈciliatorily adv
conˈciliatoriness n

con•cil•i•a•to•ry

(kənˈsɪl i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

also con•cil•i•a•tive

(-iˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv, -ˈsɪl yə-)

adj.
tending to conciliate: a conciliatory manner.
[1570–80]
con•cil′i•a•to`ri•ly, adv.
con•cil′i•a•to`ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conciliatory - making or willing to make concessions; "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"
2.conciliatory - intended to placate; "spoke in a conciliating tone"; "a conciliatory visit"
antagonistic - arousing animosity or hostility; "his antagonistic brusqueness"; "Europe was antagonistic to the Unites States"

conciliatory

adjective pacifying, pacific, disarming, appeasing, mollifying, peaceable, placatory, propitiatory, soothing The next time he spoke he used a more conciliatory tone.
Translations
مُسالِم، مَيّال إلى المُصالَحَه
smířlivý
formildendeforsonende
friîandi, sættandi
zmierlivý
gönül alıcıuzlaştırıcı

conciliatory

[kənˈsɪlɪətərɪ] ADJconciliador

conciliatory

[kənˈsɪliətəri] adj [gesture, approach, statement, policy] → de conciliation; [tone, attitude] → conciliant(e)

conciliatory

adj (= intended to reconcile)versöhnlich; (= placatory)beschwichtigend, besänftigend

conciliatory

[kənˈsɪlɪətrɪ] adjconciliante, conciliatorio/a, conciliativo/a

conciliate

(kənˈsilieit) verb
to win over or regain the support, friendship etc of.
conˌciliˈation noun
conˈciliatory adjective
References in classic literature ?
Certainly, certainly," said Marks, with a conciliatory tone; "it's only a retaining fee, you see,--he
She has endeavored to express herself in the most conciliatory language she could select; she had tried to avoid giving unnecessary pain, by addressing Miss Vanstone (as a matter of courtesy) by the family name; and she trusts these concessions, which speak for themselves, will not be thrown away.
Spenlow seemed quite cowed by the gentlemanly sternness of Miss Murdstone's manner, and deprecated her severity with a conciliatory little wave of his hand.
Joe, who had ventured into the kitchen after me as the dust-pan had retired before us, drew the back of his hand across his nose with a conciliatory air when Mrs.
When the Prior had ceased what he meant as a conciliatory harangue, his companion said briefly and emphatically, ``I speak ever French, the language of King Richard and his nobles; but I understand English sufficiently to communicate with the natives of the country.
He would gladly have avoided her altogether, but they were so near that he must either be prepared to fight or yield to her, so he at once addressed her in a conciliatory tone:
And now the tone of the speech, instead of being more conciliatory, becomes more lofty and commanding.
And I do not think it of light importance that he should have attentive and conciliatory manner towards everybody, especially towards those to whom he owes his preferment.
Nothing," -- the cardinal spoke in his most conciliatory manner -- "except to beg of you to forgive my unworthy suspicions.
The husband was a conciliatory soul, with a great fund of resignation, which he expended on "Roger's friends.
Come, Hetty," said Martin Poyser, in a conciliatory tone, "go and get your supper i' the pantry, as the things are all put away; an' then you can come and take the little un while your aunt undresses herself, for she won't lie down in bed without her mother.
Lippet allowed this conciliatory offering to be accepted, and judiciously paused, while the spirit of peace was exercising its influence over the two; but the Judge interposed his authority.