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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity; Any of various forms of compromise whereby disputes may be settled short of court;

Usage examples (38)
  • There was a brief period of conciliation but the fighting soon resumed
  • (The process of conciliation is not greatly helped by conversation through a megaphone.)
  • A floating series of judgments, our policy of nervous conciliation, which is extremely disturbing.
  • There is a kind of conciliation which is a crime against humanity, and it passes for political wisdom. for more
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