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conciliate

verb

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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.
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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
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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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