Definition of conciliatory in English:

conciliatory

adjective

  • Intended or likely to placate or pacify.

    ‘a conciliatory approach’
    • ‘O'Brien, on the other hand, is mild-mannered and conciliatory in his approach.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, Sharon faced strong right-wing opposition to any conciliatory gestures in the pursuit of peace.’
    • ‘Washington is skeptical of Seoul taking a conciliatory approach to Pyongyang.’
    • ‘The common thread in all this seems to be a recognition that the conciliatory approach has failed.’
    • ‘Pro-democracy legislators have been invited to the event in a move seen as a conciliatory gesture from Beijing.’
    • ‘This contrasts with the conciliatory approach of China, South Korea and Russia.’
    • ‘I anxiously stood up, clutching the towel to my middle, and spread out my palm in a conciliatory gesture.’
    • ‘This conciliatory gesture brought Sun some help from Russia who sent Michael Borodin to Canton.’
    • ‘Even this seemingly conciliatory gesture was in fact an act of defiance.’
    • ‘Carranza was acquitted but such conciliatory gestures from Philip were rare.’
    • ‘However, she said she wanted a conciliatory approach taken with the vandals in the true spirit of the sculpture.’
    • ‘The guide is designed to help make divorce less confrontational and to encourage a more conciliatory approach.’
    • ‘There is little doubt that this represents an extremely conciliatory approach…’
    • ‘Until now Orde had been in the forefront of conciliatory approaches to the Republican movement.’
    • ‘The deal is largely the result of a more conciliatory approach from Bob Iger, the Disney chief executive who was promoted last October.’
    • ‘Beth squeezed her husband's arm in what appeared to be a conciliatory gesture, before turning away and walking towards the balcony.’
    • ‘Many people are disillusioned with the reformists' conciliatory approach.’
    • ‘Chairman Johnson had taken a far more conciliatory approach in his handling of the meeting.’
    • ‘Articulate, quick on his feet and funny, Devaney takes a conciliatory approach to partisan issues.’
    • ‘They have attempted to stop the flow of money abroad by making conciliatory gestures to those who speculate on financial markets.’
    propitiatory, placatory, appeasing, pacifying, pacific, mollifying, so as to pour oil on troubled waters, peacemaking, reconciliatory
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Pronunciation

conciliatory

/kənˈsɪliəˌtɔri//kənˈsilēəˌtôrē/