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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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 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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
"She managed to mollify the angry customer" [syn: pacify,
lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify,
placate, gentle, gruntle]
2: come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
[syn: reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate,
3: make (one thing) compatible with (another); "The scientists
had to accommodate the new results with the existing
theories" [syn: accommodate, reconcile, conciliate]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "conciliate":
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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