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conciliate | conciliation | conciliatory

conciliate conciliation conciliatory
make peace
  • How to Memorize
    • conciliate - appease
  • Analysis

    To 'conciliate' means to end a disagreement or appease somebody who is angry or discontented. This is usually achieved through persuasion, offering gifts, or making concessions and requires a degree of patience, diplomacy, and maturity. For that reason, the term is almost always used in a positive sense.

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  • Example(s)
    1. I deal with disgruntled customers every day but I can never show annoyance. My job is to conciliate, not aggravate.

    2. I wanted to end my dispute with Chris, so as a gesture of conciliation, I sent him a nice bottle of wine.

    3. Some of the things I said in the last meeting were a little harsh and caused offence, so I intend to take a more conciliatory approach this time.