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v. con·cil·i·at·ed, con·cil·i·at·ing, con·cil·i·ates
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.
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.


 small or private party or assembly, usually of illegal religious groups. See also conventicle.
Example: convecticles and conciliables of heretics and sectaries, 1589.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.conciliable - capable of being pacified
placable - easily calmed or pacified
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In response to that belief the Councils of Pisa (1409) and Constanee (1414-18) assembled to put an end to the schism, the conciliarists at the Council of Basel (1431-49) defied unsuccessfully the authority of a pope the validity of whose title was not in question, and the cardinals of the opposition convoked (May, 1511) the dissident and abortive assembly derided by the papalists of the day as the conciliabulum of Pisa.
Thus William Prynne, who made extensive use of the arguments of Ponet, the Vindiciae, Buchanan and the Scottish conciliarist John Mair, repeatedly evoked the example of conciliar jurisdictional superiority set by the Councils of Pisa, Constance and Basel and even by the conciliabulum of Pisa in 1511.