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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]: 
 
  conciliating 
  adj  :  overcoming  animosity  or  hostility;  "spoke  in  a  conciliating 
  tone";  "a  conciliatory  visit"  [syn:  {conciliatory},  {conciliative}] 
  [ant:  {antagonizing}] 




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