Conciliate

  • 1 Conciliate — Con*cil i*ate (?; 106), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conciliated}; p. pr & vb. n. {Conciliating}.] [L. conciliatus, p. p. of conciliare to draw or bring together, unite, from concilium council. See {Council}.] To win ower; to gain from a state of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 conciliate — index arbitrate (adjudge), compromise (settle by mutual agreement), disarm (set at ease), intercede, mediate, mollify …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 conciliate — 1540s, from L. conciliatus, pp. of conciliare to bring together, unite in feelings, make friendly, from concilium council (see COUNCIL (Cf. council)). Related: Conciliated; conciliating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 conciliate — *pacify, appease, placate, propitiate, mollify Analogous words: arbitrate, adjudicate (see JUDGE vb): mediate, intervene (see INTERPOSE): persuade, prevail (see INDUCE): calm, tranquilize (see corresponding adjectives at CALM): adjust,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 conciliate — ► VERB 1) make calm and content; placate. 2) mediate in a dispute. DERIVATIVES conciliation noun conciliator noun conciliatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin conciliare combine, gain , from concilium assembly …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 conciliate — [kən sil′ē āt΄] vt. conciliated, conciliating [< L conciliatus, pp. of conciliare, to bring together, win over < concilium,COUNCIL] 1. to win over; soothe the anger of; make friendly; placate 2. to gain (regard, good will, etc.) by friendly …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 conciliate — [[t]kənsɪ̱lieɪt[/t]] conciliates, conciliating, conciliated VERB If you conciliate someone, you try to end a disagreement with them. [FORMAL] [V n] His duty was to conciliate the people, not to provoke them... The President has a strong political …

    English dictionary

  • 8 conciliate — conciliable /keuhn sil ee euh beuhl/, adj. conciliatingly, adv. conciliation, n. /keuhn sil ee ayt /, v., conciliated, conciliating. v.t. 1. to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over: to conciliate an angry competitor. 2. to win …

    Universalium

  • 9 conciliate — UK [kənˈsɪlɪeɪt] / US [kənˈsɪlɪˌeɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms conciliate : present tense I/you/we/they conciliate he/she/it conciliates present participle conciliating past tense conciliated past participle conciliated formal to… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 conciliate — con|cil|i|ate [kənˈsılieıt] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of conciliare to bring together, unite , from concilium; COUNCIL] to do something to make people more likely to stop arguing, especially by giving …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 conciliate — verb (T) formal to do something to make people more likely to stop arguing, especially by giving them something they want: Negotiators were called in to conciliate between the warring factions. conciliator noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 conciliate — verb 1) he tried to conciliate the peasantry Syn: appease, placate, pacify, mollify, assuage, soothe, humor, reconcile, win over, make peace with See note at pacify Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 conciliate — con•cil•i•ate [[t]kənˈsɪl iˌeɪt[/t]] v. at•ed, at•ing 1) to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over: to conciliate an angry competitor[/ex] 2) to win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor) 3) to make compatible; reconcile 4) cvb to …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 conciliate — /kənˈsɪliˌeɪt / (say kuhn silee.ayt) verb (t) (conciliated, conciliating) 1. to overcome the distrust or hostility of, by soothing or pacifying means; placate; win over. 2. to bring about by conciliation: to conciliate an agreement. 3. to render… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 conciliate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin conciliatus, past participle of conciliare to assemble, unite, win over, from concilium assembly, council more at council Date: 1545 transitive verb 1. to gain (as goodwill) by …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 conciliate — verb a) Make calm and content; placate. b) Mediate in a dispute …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 conciliate — Synonyms and related words: allay, appease, calm, cool, defuse, dulcify, lay, lay the dust, mollify, pacify, placate, pour balm on, propitiate, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, soothe, tranquilize …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 conciliate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. reconcile; pacify, appease, placate, mollify, propitiate; win, curry favor. See content, forgiveness, pacification. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. placate, appease, pacify; see pacify 1 , satisfy 1 , 3 .… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 conciliate — con|cil|i|ate [ kən sıli,eıt ] verb intransitive or transitive FORMAL to do something in order to end an argument or make someone feel less angry …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 conciliate — see COUNCIL …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins


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