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Definition of conciliate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

conciliate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪlieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪlieɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conciliate
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪlieɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪlieɪt//
 
he / she / it conciliates
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪlieɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪlieɪts//
 
past simple conciliated
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪlieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪlieɪtɪd//
 
past participle conciliated
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪlieɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪlieɪtɪd//
 
-ing form conciliating
BrE BrE//kənˈsɪlieɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsɪlieɪtɪŋ//
 
Kind
 
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conciliate somebody (formal) to make somebody less angry or more friendly, especially by being kind and pleasant or by giving them something synonym pacify See related entries: Kind Word Origin mid 16th cent. (originally meaning ‘to gain’): from Latin conciliat- ‘combined, gained’, from the verb conciliare, from concilium ‘convocation, assembly’, from con- ‘together’ + calare ‘summon’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: conciliate