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Meaning of conciliate

con•cil•i•ate

Pronunciation: (kun-sil'ē-āt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over: to conciliate an angry competitor.
  2. to win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
  3. to make compatible; reconcile.
—v.i.
  1. to become agreeable or reconciled: Efforts to conciliate in the dispute proved fruitless.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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