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- adj. willing to conciliate, or to make concessions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending to conciliate; pacific; mollifying; propitiating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to conciliate or win confidence or good will; reconciling.
- Synonyms Winning, pacifying.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. making or willing to make concessions
- adj. intended to placate
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KOCH: And, on a lighter note, Senator Durbin thanked both President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for what he called their conciliatory gesture of wearing blue ties.
You will be at no loss to form a judgment of the mode in which he proposed to reconcile us, by what he called a conciliatory line.
While this bill was pending, and only vengeance was breathed by the majority, his lordship, to the astonishment of all, suddenly moved, what he termed his conciliatory proposition.
Immediately after, the court of London announced to the other courts of Europe, that if France entered Holland with armed force, she would consider it as an act of hostility, and declare war against her; sending Mr. Granville here at the same, to make what she called a conciliatory proposition.
Immediately after, the court of London announced to the other courts of Europe, that if France entered Holland with armed force, she would consider it as an act of hostility, and declare war against her; sending Mr. Grenville here, at the same time, to make what she called a conciliatory proposition.
North Korea's activity, both the threatening and conciliatory, is consistent with their usual behavior.
The younger brother began his leadership in conciliatory mood, reaching out to David by repeatedly saying in public he loved him and telling middle class Britons that he was also on their side.
Using the word conciliatory, does not mean the user is conciliatory.
"Don't let us part ill friends, Felkin," continued Philip Baddock in conciliatory tones.
When the other side is reasonable and conciliatory, that is the gentlemanly way to go.