conciliatory
I adjective accommodative, agreeable, amiable, atoning, bland, civil, compassionate, compatible, concordant, cordial, courteous, deferential, expiatory, forgiving, friendly, gracious, harmonious, magnanimous, mediatory, nonmilitant, obeisant, pacific, pacifying, peacemaking, penitent, persuasive, placable, polite, propitiating, propitiatory, reconcilable, reconciliatory, reconciling, respectful, unresentful II index nonmilitant, obeisant, penitent, placable

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  • Conciliatory — Con*cil i*a*to*ry (?; 106), a. Tending to conciliate; pacific; mollifying; propitiating. [1913 Webster] The only alternative, therefore, was to have recourse to the conciliatory policy. Prescott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conciliatory — 1570s, from CONCILIATE (Cf. conciliate) + ORY (Cf. ory). Related: Conciliator …   Etymology dictionary

  • conciliatory — [adj] placid, yielding appeasing, assuaging, calm, civil, disarming, irenic, mollifying, pacific, peaceable, placating, placatory, propitiative, quiet, willing; concept 401 Ant. antagonistic, fighting, refusing, stubborn …   New thesaurus

  • conciliatory — [kən sil′ēāt΄ivkən sil′ēə tôr΄ē] adj. tending to conciliate or reconcile: also conciliative [kən sil′ēāt΄iv] …   English World dictionary

  • conciliatory — con|cil|i|a|tory [kənˈsıliətəri US to:ri] adj doing something that is intended to make someone stop arguing with you conciliatory approach/tone/gesture etc ▪ Perhaps you should adopt a more conciliatory approach. ▪ Brooks felt in no mood to be… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • conciliatory — [[t]kənsɪ̱liətri, AM tɔːri[/t]] ADJ GRADED When you are conciliatory in your actions or behaviour, you show that you are willing to end a disagreement with someone. The next time he spoke he used a more conciliatory tone... The President s speech …   English dictionary

  • conciliatory — conciliatorily, adv. conciliatoriness, n. /keuhn sil ee euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. tending to conciliate: a conciliatory manner; conciliatory comments. Also, conciliative /keuhn sil ee ay tiv, euh tiv, sil yeuh /. [1570 80; CONCILIATE + ORY1] *… …   Universalium

  • conciliatory — adjective doing something that is intended to make someone stop arguing with you: conciliatory gesture/message/tone etc: We d like to offer you free theater tickets as a conciliatory gesture …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • conciliatory — adj. Conciliatory is used with these nouns: ↑attitude, ↑gesture, ↑move, ↑tone …   Collocations dictionary

  • conciliatory — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. agreeable, propitiatory, mollifying, placatory; see friendly 1 , pacific . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [kun SIL ee uh tor ee] willing to make peace, placatory. The warring gangs were largely… …   English dictionary for students

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