• WordNet 3.6
    • n conciliation the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
    • n conciliation any of various forms of mediation whereby disputes may be settled short of arbitration
    • n conciliation the state of manifesting goodwill and cooperation after being reconciled "there was a brief period of conciliation but the fighting soon resumed"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conciliation The act or process of conciliating; the state of being conciliated. "The house has gone further; it has declared conciliation admissible previous to any submission on the part of America."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conciliation The act of converting from a state of jealousy, suspicion, or hostility; the act of gaining favor or good will.
    • n conciliation Reconciliation; harmonizing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Conciliation act of conciliating
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  • Washington Irving
    “Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.”
  • Konrad Adenauer
    Konrad Adenauer
    “The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer.”
  • John Jay Chapman
    “It is just as impossible to help reform by conciliating prejudice as it is by buying votes. Prejudice is the enemy. Whoever is not for you is against you.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conciliatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. conciliāre, -ātumconcilium, council.


In literature:

She wished to conciliate him, but the young man was not a pleasant sight.
"The Avenger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He conciliated the chiefs and governors with presents and appointments, and was rewarded by their loyalty.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5" by Various
The monarchy was purely military, and was surrounded by powerful nations, whom it was necessary to conciliate.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume II" by John Lord
He was for conciliation, in order to preserve the Constitution as well as the Union.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
So that he hastily assumed again his pleasant smile, so affectionate and conciliating.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
There must, however, be some way of conciliating the interests of both landlords and tenants.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
They were adopted in the spirit of conciliation and for the purpose of conciliation.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents," by James D. Richardson
In this management the rights of actual settlers have been conciliated with the interests of the Government.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
I am willing to meet the proprietors in a spirit of candour and conciliation.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
I am willing to meet the proprietors in a spirit of candour and conciliation.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society

In poetry:

But now, this upstart Fisher man,
Intent on irritating me,
Has dared to moot a Fed'ral plan
Without conciliating me.
"The Dictator" by C J Dennis
"Write me a fold," said Fate,
"Write me a fold,
Life to conciliate,
Of words red with thine heart's blood, hotly told.
Then, kings may envy thine estate!"
"A Passing Voice" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
MUTE or loquacious, as chance may require,
Shrewdly complacent, quick to equivocate,
Bluff, bully, browbeat, brag, conciliate,
Cant, sympathise, or jest — both quack and liar —
He is the creature of effete desire;
"Melbourne Sonnets: XI The Agent" by E J Rupert Atkinson
"For to-morrow will be Monday and the fifth day of November—
Only day of opportunity before the final rush.
Carpe diem! go conciliate each person who's a member
Of the other party—do so while you can without a blush.
"At The Close Of The Canvass" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

In the United States a person may file a civil suit against a landlord up to two years after the last violation of a federal law or breach of conciliation agreement delivered by the Secretary of Housing And Urban Development has occurred.
Iranian Newspaper Rejects Rushdie's Conciliation Effort.
Paul Ryan, warrior or conciliator .
He turns out to be both a conciliator and a fighter.
A nice-sounding conciliation plan may be too vague to improve things soon.
Statement issued by Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) extends bargaining agreement period to 29, Dec 2012.
Conciliation was better than war.
Contrary to his campaign rhetoric, the president is not a conciliator but an instigator who habitually doubles down.
"I didn't know that," I conciliated.
Two members from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service joined the discussions on Wednesday and Thursday and failed to make a breakthrough.
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said Thursday it has stepped into contract talks between several locals of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers .
John Arnold of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service says in a statement that after meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, both parties agreed they need more time to review their options.
The presence of director George H Cohen of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service signaled a new stage in the talks, which stalled Tuesday.
The judge was tasked with bringing together the NFL and NFLPA after a failed round of mediation before the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service lockout in April 2011.
Via email, Cohen, the director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, politely declined my interview request.

In science:

As is well known, torsion is a slight modification of the Einstein’s theory of relativity , but is a generalization that appears to be necessary when one tries to conciliate general relativity with quantum theory.
Angular momentum conservation law in Einstein-Cartan space-time
In this paper we shall discuss some recent developments that lead us to interpret complexity as a condition intermediate between dynamics and thermodynamics, and make, consequently, easier to re-conciliate life with statistical mechanics. Even the ma jority of physicists reject this kind of reductionism.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
This way we have got a consistent conciliation of both models and explained the origin of its widely different behavior as well the common probabilistic nature, namely the dynamics provided by the Langevin equation.
First principles quantum Monte Carlo
Magnon, Arrow of time and reality: in search of a conciliation, Singapore, Singapore: World Scientific (1997).
Arrow of time in generalized quantum theory and its classical limit dynamics
We show that our definition re-conciliates with that of Ciuperc ˘a.
Generalized Hilbert Functions