Conciliating



[kuh n-sil-ee-eyt] /kənˈsɪl iˌeɪt/

verb (used with object), conciliated, conciliating.
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.
verb (used without object), conciliated, conciliating.
4.
to become agreeable or reconciled:
Efforts to conciliate in the dispute proved fruitless.
/kənˈsɪlɪˌeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to overcome the hostility of; placate; win over
2.
to win or gain (favour, regard, etc), esp by making friendly overtures
3.
(archaic) to make compatible; reconcile
v.

1540s, from Latin conciliatus, past participle of conciliare “to bring together, unite in feelings, make friendly,” from concilium “council” (see council). Related: Conciliated; conciliating.

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