WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
con•cil•i•ate /kənˈsɪliˌeɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -at•ed, -at•ing. 
  1. to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate;
    win the goodwill of: tried to conciliate the angry union members.
con•cil•i•at•ing, adj. 
con•cil•i•at•ing•ly, adv. 
con•cil•i•a•tion /kənˌsɪliˈeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
con•cil•i•a•tor, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
con•cil•i•ate  (kən silē āt′),USA pronunciation v.,  -at•ed, -at•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate;
    win over:to conciliate an angry competitor.
  2. to win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
  3. to make compatible;
    reconcile.

v.i. 
  1. to become agreeable or reconciled:Efforts to conciliate in the dispute proved fruitless.
con•cil•i•a•ble  (kən silē ə bəl),USA pronunciation adj.  con•cili•at′ing•ly, adv. 
con•cil′i•ation, n. 
  • Latin conciliātus (past participle of conciliāre to bring together, unite, equivalent. to concili(um) council + -ātus -ate1
  • 1540–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  appease. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

conciliation /kənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən/ n
  1. the act or process of conciliating
  2. a method of helping the parties in a dispute to reach agreement, esp divorcing or separating couples to part amicably



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