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conciliate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of conciliate

  1. 1 to bring to a state free of conflicts, inconsistencies, or differences it will be hard to conciliate the views of labor and management regarding health benefits Synonyms accommodate, attune, harmonize, conform, coordinate, key, reconcileRelated Words adapt, tune; blend, combine, connect, correlate, dovetail, fit, fuse, integrate, join, match, merge, orchestrate, pair, square, suit, synchronize, synthesize, unify, unite; align (also aline), arrange, array, balance, equalize, even, order, proportion, regularize, standardizeNear Antonyms confuse, disarray, disorder, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, skew, upset; alienate, estrangeAntonyms disharmonize

  2. 2 to lessen the anger or agitation of a principal trying to conciliate the parents who did not receive their tickets to the graduation ceremonies Synonyms appease, assuage, pacify, disarm, gentle, mollify, placate, propitiateRelated Words calm, comfort, console, content, hush, quiet, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize); endear (to), ingratiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please; adulate, blarney, flatter, overpraise, soft-soap; quench, sate, satiate, satisfy; cater (to), humor, indulge; blandish, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, wheedle; baby, coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil; dulcify, sweetenNear Antonyms aggravate, annoy, antagonize, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, cross, exasperate, gall, get, grate, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pique, put out, rankle, rile, roil, ruffle, vex; provoke, rouse; harass, harry, persecute, pester; agitate, discomfort, distress, disturb, fret, perturb, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, offend, slightAntonyms anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage

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