Appease vs Conciliate - What's the difference?

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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?

appease

English

Verb

(appeas)
  • To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to dispel (anger or hatred).
  • to appease the tumult of the ocean
  • * 1897 , (Bram Stoker), (Dracula) Chapter 21
  • `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!'
  • To come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of.
  • They appeased the angry gods with burnt offerings.

    Synonyms

    * (reduce to a state of peace) calm, pacify, placate, quell, quiet, still, lull * (come to terms with) mollify, propitiate

    Antonyms

    * antagonize

    Derived terms

    () * appeaser * appeasement * appeasatory

    conciliate

    English

    Verb

    (conciliat)
  • Make calm and content; placate.
  • Mediate in a dispute.
  • Quotations

    * 1759 – , Theory of Moral Sentiments , page 337 *: Frankness and openness conciliate confidence.

    Derived terms

    * conciliatory