Appease vs Conciliate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between appease and conciliate
is that appease
is to make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to dispel (anger or hatred) while conciliate
is make calm and content; placate.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to dispel (anger or hatred).
* 1897 , (Bram Stoker), (Dracula) Chapter 21
- to appease the tumult of the ocean
To come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of.
- `First, a little refreshment to reward my exertions. You may as well be quiet. It is not the first time, or the second, that your veins have appeased my thirst!'
- They appeased the angry gods with burnt offerings.
* (reduce to a state of peace) calm, pacify, placate, quell, quiet, still, lull
* (come to terms with) mollify, propitiate
Make calm and content; placate.
Mediate in a dispute.
* 1759 – ,
Theory of Moral Sentiments , page 337
*: Frankness and openness conciliate confidence.