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—v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
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.
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.