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conciliate

verb [I or T] uk   /kənˈsɪl.i.eɪt/ us  
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.
conciliation
noun [U] uk   /kənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ formal us  
All attempts at conciliation failed and the dispute continued.
conciliatory
adjective uk   /kənˈsɪl.i.ə.tər.i/ us    /-tɔːr.i/
a conciliatory gesture/remark
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