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English verb: conciliate

1. conciliate (emotion) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

SamplesShe managed to mollify the angry customer.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to conciliate Sue

Synonymsappease, assuage, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

2. conciliate (communication) come to terms

SamplesAfter some discussion we finally made up.

Synonymsmake up, patch up, reconcile, settle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold

Narrower (hyponym)appease, make peace, propitiate

3. conciliate (change) make (one thing) compatible with (another)

SamplesThe scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories.

Synonymsaccommodate, reconcile

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)harmonise, harmonize

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