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English definition of “conciliate”


verb [I or T]     /kənˈsɪl.i.eɪt/
to end a disagreement or someone's anger by acting in a friendly way or slightly changing your opinions, or to satisfy someone who disagrees with you by acting in this way: An independent adviser has been brought in to conciliate between the two sides involved in the conflict. These changes have been made in an attempt to conciliate critics of the plan.Diplomacy and mediation conciliation     /kənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] formal All attempts at conciliation failed and the dispute continued.Debate and discussionDiplomacy and mediation conciliatory     /kənˈsɪl.i.ə.tər.i/ US  /-tɔːr.i/ adjective a conciliatory gesture/remarkMaking and accepting apologies
(Definition of conciliate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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