Conciliate vs Reconcile - What's the difference?

conciliate | reconcile |

As verbs the difference between conciliate and reconcile

is that conciliate is make calm and content; placate while reconcile is to restore a friendly relationship; to bring back to harmony.




  • 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





  • To restore a friendly relationship; to bring back to harmony.
  • to reconcile people who have quarrelled
  • To make things compatible or consistent.
  • to reconcile differences
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Some figures monstrous and misshaped appear, / Considered singly, or beheld too near; / Which, but proportioned to their light or place, / Due distance reconciles to form and grace.
  • * John Locke
  • The great men among the ancients understood how to reconcile manual labour with affairs of state.
  • To make the net difference in credits and debits of a financial account agree with the balance.
  • Derived terms

    * reconciliation