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conciliation

[ kuh n-sil-ee-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF conciliation

Synonyms for conciliation

  • appeasement
  • rapprochement
  • placation
  • propitiation
  • resolution
  • reunion
  • reconcilement
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCILIATION

Major Dugas' policy of conciliation had won personal regard.

And in pursuance of the policy of conciliation, Andronicus II.

Conciliation was tried, but every effort in that direction failed.

An attitude of moderation and conciliation befits every candid person.

Let us not be misled by any sophisms about conciliation and compromise.

I do not threaten Your Highness, for my visit today is one of conciliation.

He began by what he called a course of conciliation—to placate the devil, as it were.

Counsels of conciliation then flowed from his lips and were treasured up.

The hand of conciliation was stretched out to him and he took it?

It was on conciliation, and not on conquest, that he built his later hopes.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle French conciliation, from Latin conciliationem (nominative conciliatio) "a connection, union, bond," figuratively "a making friendly, gaining over," noun of action from past participle stem of conciliare (see conciliate).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONCILIATION

appeasement

nounsatisfaction; pacification
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