- IPA: /ˌkənˈsɪlieɪt/
conciliate (conciliates, present participle conciliating; past and past participle conciliated)
- (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.
- (intransitive) To mediate in a dispute.