conciliatory conciliatory  /kən ˈsɪ ˌli ə ˌtɔ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) making or willing to make concessions
  2. (adj) intended to placate

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Their conciliatory language did a lot to cool down tempers and they were eventually able to thrash out a solution.

News

  1. Most Recent Galleries:

    The Eat at State On-The-Go food truck was born as a a kind of conciliatory gesture. - 7:01 pm
    on June 13, 2013     Source: DeWitt-Bath Review

  2. Moderate cleric carries hopes of reformists in Iran vote

    By Marcus George DUBAI (Reuters) - A moderate cleric best known for his conciliatory nuclear talks with world powers has emerged as the sole beacon of hope for reformists in the campaign for Iran's presidential election on Friday. Hassan Rohani is someone world powers might prefer to replace hardline populist incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and pursue peaceful ways out of an increasingly tense ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Sole cleric in Iran presidential vote poses moderate challenge

    By Marcus George DUBAI (Reuters) - A moderate cleric best known for his conciliatory nuclear talks with world powers has emerged as the sole beacon of hope for reformists in the campaign for Iran's presidential election on Friday. Hassan Rohani is someone world powers might prefer to replace hardline populist incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and pursue peaceful ways out of an increasingly tense ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I will give them full co-operation as president, whatever is my role," Musharraf said after casting his ballot in Rawalpindi. "Confrontationist policies......should end and we should come into conciliatory politics in the interest of...
    on Feb 19, 2006 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: 940 News

  2. Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu on Monday described Motlanthe as a "conciliatory person who appears to want to act out of integrity".
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Desmond Tutu Source: Independent Online

  3. "His application, his political judgment, his determination and his conciliatory manner are among the special characteristics that helped him to shape the Ireland we live in today," Cowen said.
    on Apr 2, 2008 By: Brian Cowen Source: USA Today

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