Part of speech: verb

To pacify; soothe; gain; win.

Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "conciliate":

  1. " Always like to conciliate a lady," said Mr. Mangles, in his deep voice. - "The Vultures", Henry Seton Merriman.
  2. He thinks it not only likely, but certain, that many of the plantations on which the people have been ill used, while slaves and apprentices, will be abandoned by the present laborers, and that they will never be worked until overseers are put over them who, instead of doing all they can to harass them, will soothe and conciliate them. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  3. After his second success, the conqueror devoted himself so zealously to conciliate and win the affections of the people, that they soon ceased to remember their former king with any degree of attachment to his interests. - "Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan", Anonymous.