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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 of conciliate accommodate, attune, harmonize, conform, coordinate, key, reconcileWords Related to conciliate 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 of conciliate confuse, disarray, disorder, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, skew, upset; alienate, estrangeAntonyms of conciliate 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 of conciliate appease, assuage, pacify, disarm, gentle, mollify, placate, propitiateWords Related to conciliate 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 of conciliate 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 of conciliate anger, enrage, incense, inflame (also enflame), infuriate, ire, madden, outrage

Synonym Discussion of conciliate

pacify, appease, placate, mollify, propitiate, conciliate mean to ease the anger or disturbance of. pacify suggests a soothing or calming.
    • pacified by a sincere apology
appease implies quieting insistent demands by making concessions.
    • appease their territorial ambitions
placate suggests changing resentment or bitterness to goodwill.
    • a move to placate local opposition
mollify implies soothing hurt feelings or rising anger.
    • a speech that mollified the demonstrators
propitiate implies averting anger or malevolence especially of a superior being.
    • propitiated his parents by dressing up
conciliate suggests ending an estrangement by persuasion, concession, or settling of differences.
    • conciliating the belligerent nations

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