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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.
con·cil′i·a·ble (-ə-bəl) adj.
con·cil′i·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Conciliablesmall or private party or assembly, usually of illegal religious groups. See also conventicle.
Example: convecticles and conciliables of heretics and sectaries, 1589.
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