con•cil•i•atePronunciation: (kun-sil'ē-āt"), [key]
—v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over: to conciliate an angry competitor.
to win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
to make compatible; reconcile.
to become agreeable or reconciled: Efforts to conciliate in the dispute proved fruitless.
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