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conciliatory

con·cil·i·a·to·ry

conciliatory

 
 
pronunciation:
kn sI li to ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: tending to placate or reconcile.
The old enemies now approached each other in a conciliatory manner, hoping to end their long feud.
antonyms:
combative
similar words:
complaisant, pacific
derivations: conciliatorily (adv.), conciliatoriness (n.)
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The word conciliatory contains the following part:
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).