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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conciliate  \Con*cil"i*ate\  (?;  106),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Conciliated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Conciliating}.]  [L. 
  conciliatus  p.  p.  of  conciliare  to  draw  or  bring  together, 
  unite,  from  concilium  council.  See  {Council}.] 
  To  win  ower;  to  gain  from  a  state  of  hostility;  to  gain  the 
  good  will  or  favor  of  to  make  friendly;  to  mollify;  to 
  propitiate;  to  appease. 
 
  The  rapacity  of  his  father's  administration  had  excited 
  such  universal  discontent,  that  it  was  found  expedient 
  to  conciliate  the  nation.  --Hallam. 
 
  Syn:  To  reconcile;  propitiate;  appease;  pacify. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conciliate 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  more  favorably  inclined;  gain  the  good  will  of 
  "She  managed  to  mollify  her  angry  boss"  [syn:  {pacify}, 
  {lenify},  {assuage},  {appease},  {mollify},  {placate},  {gentle}, 
  {gruntle}] 
  2:  come  to  terms;  "After  some  discussion  we  finally  made  up" 
  [syn:  {reconcile},  {patch  up},  {make  up},  {settle}] 
  3:  make  compatible  with  "The  scientists  had  to  accommodate  the 
  new  results  with  the  existing  theories"  [syn:  {accommodate}, 
  {reconcile}] 




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