conciliate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “conciliate” in the English Dictionary

"conciliate" in British English

See all translations

conciliateverb [I or T]

uk   us   /kənˈsɪl.i.eɪt/
to end a ​disagreement or someone's ​anger by ​acting in a ​friendly way or ​slightlychangingyouropinions, or to ​satisfy someone who ​disagrees with you by ​acting in this way: An ​independentadviser has been ​brought in to conciliate between the two ​sidesinvolved in the ​conflict. These ​changes have been made in an ​attempt to conciliate ​critics of the ​plan.
noun [U] uk   us   /kənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ formal
All ​attempts at conciliation ​failed and the ​disputecontinued.
adjective uk   /kənˈsɪl.i.ə.tər.i/  us   /-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…
What is the pronunciation of conciliate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


stylish and fashionable

Word of the Day

Out of Africa
Out of Africa
by Colin McIntosh,
October 01, 2015
A recent discovery off the coast of the island of Taiwan, made by local fishermen, is causing scientists to re-examine their ideas about early humans. The skull of a male human, now nicknamed Penghu Man, was found to differ significantly from the skulls of the Homo Erectus species previously known in the

Read More 

dolla noun
dolla noun
September 28, 2015
slang money Can I have some dolla?

Read More