AskDefine | Define conciliate

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1 cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer" [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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Latin conciliare 'combine, gain', from concilium 'assembly'.


  • IPA:/kɒnsɪlieɪt/


  1. Make calm and content; placate.
  2. Mediate in a dispute.


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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

allay, appease, calm, cool, defuse, dulcify, lay, lay the dust, mollify, pacify, placate, pour balm on, propitiate, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, soothe, tranquilize
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