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Webster 1913 Edition


Conciliate

Con-cil′i-ate

(?; 106)
,
Verb.
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.
Syn. – To reconcile; propitiate; appease; pacify.

Webster 1828 Edition


Conciliate

CONCILIATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. To draw or bring together, to unite; Gr. To call. The primary sense of the root is to strain, stretch,, drive or draw. Calling is a straining or driving of voice. See Class Gl. No. 32. 36. 48. 49. And See Council.]
1.
To lead or draw to, by moral influence or power; to win, gain or engae, as the affections, favor or good will; as, politeness and hospitality conciliate affection.
2.
To reconcile, or bring to a state of friendship, as persons at variance. We say, an attempt has been made to conciliate the contending parties.

Definition 2022


conciliate

conciliate

English

Verb

conciliate (third-person singular simple present conciliates, present participle conciliating, simple past and past participle conciliated)

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

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Italian

Verb

conciliate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of conciliare
  2. second-person plural imperative of conciliare
  3. second-person plural present subjunctive of conciliare
  4. feminine plural of conciliato

Latin

Verb

conciliāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of conciliō