conciliative

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj conciliative intended to placate "spoke in a conciliating tone","a conciliatory visit"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Conciliative Conciliatory.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • conciliative Designed for or producing conciliation; reconciling; pacifying; conciliatory.
    • conciliative Specifically, pertaining to or of the nature of a court of conciliation.
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Quotations

  • Washington Irving
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    “Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home.”
  • Konrad Adenauer
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    “The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
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    “Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer.”
  • John Jay Chapman
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    “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.”

Usage

In literature:

Then, anxious to conciliate her, I held out my hand.
"A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" by James De Mille
But at this moment, unfortunately, he was under the necessity of conciliating the Electors.
"The Thirty Years War, Complete" by Friedrich Schiller
FRANCIS (in a conciliating tone).
"The Robbers A Tragedy" by Friedrich Schiller
Do the powerful desire to conciliate affection?
"The Aesthetical Essays" by Friedrich Schiller
He conciliated me by anecdotes of a pet magpie or raven who stole spoons.
"Hawthorne and His Circle" by Julian Hawthorne
My reply is that I did not try to conciliate them.
"Prisoner for Blasphemy" by G. W. [George William] Foote
An orator should please, conciliate, persuade, prepossess.
"Kenelm Chillingly, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Perhaps all matters might be conciliated by an interview!
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
There was something in the weak and ill-fated queen that ever failed to conciliate friends.
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I was not at all preconceived in his favor, nor did Monsieur Mahoney, upon nearer approach, conciliate my simple taste.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
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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 this file photo taken March 11, 2011, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks with reporters as negotiations between the NFL owners and players go unresolved, at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in Washington.
REBEL IN NAJAF SENDS MESSAGES OF CONCILIATION .
The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Northeast Chapter recently concluded conciliation training for its members.
The '70s: conflict and conciliation .
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.
The lame-duck session of Congress that kicks off this week will test whether Democrats have spines made of Play-Doh and whether President Obama has decided to pretend that capitulation is conciliation.
Conciliation was better than war.
Contrary to his campaign rhetoric, the president is not a conciliator but an instigator who habitually doubles down.
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.
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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
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