Definition of conciliatory
: intended to gain goodwill or favor or to reduce hostility : tending or intended to conciliate speaking in a conciliatory tone But while the conference call might have been seen as a conciliatory gesture, an olive branch to his critics after weeks of bitter back-and-forth, the meeting seemed anything but.— Colin Deppen He was self-assured, aggressive, combative, at times willing to offend and at times trying to sound conciliatory.— Dan Balz
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