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1. appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate

cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

Example Sentences:
'She managed to mollify the angry customer'

2. conciliate, make up, patch up, reconcile, settle

come to terms

Example Sentences:
'After some discussion we finally made up'

3. accommodate, conciliate, reconcile

make (one thing) compatible with (another)

Example Sentences:
'The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of conciliate
verb (transitive)
to overcome the hostility of; placate; win over
to win or gain (favour, regard, etc), esp by making friendly overtures
3. archaic
to make compatible; reconcile

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see synonyms of conciliate
verb transitiveWord forms: conˈciliˌated or conˈciliˌating
to win over; soothe the anger of; make friendly; placate
to gain (regard, good will, etc.) by friendly acts
3.  Archaic
to reconcile; make consistent

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see synonyms of conciliate
v. con·cil·i·at·ed, con·cil·i·at·ing, con·cil·i·ates
1. To overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease. See Synonyms at pacify.
2. To regain or try to regain (friendship or goodwill) by pleasant behavior.
3. To make or attempt to make compatible; reconcile: tried to conciliate the conflicting theories.
To gain or try to gain someone's friendship or goodwill.

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