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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Make calm and content; placate.
Mediate in a dispute.
* 1759 – ,
Theory of Moral Sentiments , page 337
*: Frankness and openness conciliate confidence.
To restore a friendly relationship; to bring back to harmony.
To make things compatible or consistent.
- to reconcile people who have quarrelled
* Alexander Pope
- to reconcile differences
* John Locke
- 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.
To make the net difference in credits and debits of a financial account agree with the balance.
- The great men among the ancients understood how to reconcile manual labour with affairs of state.