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conciliateverb [I or T]

uk   /kənˈsɪl.i.eɪt/  us   /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.
conciliation
noun [U] uk   /kənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /kənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ formal
All attempts at conciliation failed and the dispute continued.
conciliatory
adjective uk   /kənˈsɪl.i.ə.tər.i/  us   /kənˈsɪl.i.ə.tɔːr.i/
a conciliatory gesture/remark
(Definition of conciliate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conciliate”
in Spanish conciliar…
in Vietnamese xoa dịu…
in Malaysian menenteramkan…
in Thai ทำให้เป็นมิตร…
in French se concilier…
in German versöhnen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安抚, 抚慰, 调停…
in Indonesian mendapat dukungan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安撫, 撫慰, 調停…
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