- ADJ-GRADEDWhen 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 was hailed as a conciliatory gesture toward business.
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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 — I adjective accommodative, agreeable, amiable, atoning, bland, civil, compassionate, compatible, concordant, cordial, courteous, deferential, expiatory, forgiving, friendly, gracious, harmonious, magnanimous, mediatory, nonmilitant, obeisant,… … Law dictionary
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 — 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