Conciliation



[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.
/kənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of conciliating
2.
a method of helping the parties in a dispute to reach agreement, esp divorcing or separating couples to part amicably
/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
n.

1540s, from Middle French conciliation, from Latin conciliationem (nominative conciliatio) “a connection, union, bond,” figuratively “a making friendly, gaining over,” noun of action from past participle stem of conciliare (see conciliate).
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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