conciliate | conciliation | conciliatory

Exam frequency

GRE

medium

Banks

medium

Civil Services

medium

Meaning(s)

make peace

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conciliate - appease

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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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Antonyms peeve

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  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.

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