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conciliate

con·cil·i·ate

conciliate

 
 
pronunciation:
kn sI li eIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: conciliated, conciliates, conciliating
definition 1: to overcome the anger, distrust, or animosity of; appease; placate.
A diplomatic mission was sent to conciliate the menacing nation in an effort to avoid war.
antonyms:
antagonize, provoke
similar words:
disarm, placate, propitiate
definition 2: through friendly or pleasant behavior, to gain or regain (friendship or good will).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to gain or regain friendship or good will through friendly or pleasant behavior.
As he had not apologized, she resisted his efforts to conciliate.
derivation: conciliation (n.)