conciliate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌkənˈsɪlieɪt/
Verb

conciliate (conciliates, present participle conciliating; past and past participle conciliated)

  1. (transitive) To make calm and content, or regain the goodwill of; to placate.
    • 1790, Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments; […] In Two Volumes, volume II, 6th edition, London: Printed for A[ndrew] Strahan; and T[homas] Cadell […]; Edinburgh: W[illiam] Creech, and J. Bell & Co., OCLC 723510352 ↗, part VII (Of Systems of Moral Philosophy), section IV (Of the Manner in which Different Authors have Treated of the Practical Rules of Morality), page 387 ↗:
      Frankneſs and openneſs conciliate confidence. We truſt the man who ſeems willing to truſt us.
  2. (intransitive) To mediate in a dispute.
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