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Meaning of CONCILIATE

Pronunciation:  kun'silee`eyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make compatible with; "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
  2. [v]  come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
  3. [v]  cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify her angry boss"
 

CONCILIATE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: accommodate, appease, assuage, gentle, gruntle, lenify, make up, mollify, pacify, patch up, placate, reconcile, reconcile, settle
 
 See Also: agree, appease, calm, calm down, concord, concur, harmonise, harmonize, hold, lull, make peace, propitiate, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 hostility; to gain the
good will or favor of; to make friendly; to mollify; to
propitiate; to appease.

      The rapacity of his father's administration had excited
      such universal discontent, that it was found expedient
      to conciliate the nation.                --Hallam.

Syn: To reconcile; propitiate; appease; pacify.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: allay, appease, calm, cool, defuse, dulcify, lay, lay the dust, mollify, pacify, placate, pour balm on, propitiate, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, soothe, tranquilize
 

 

 

 

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