conciliatory

If you're in a fight with a friend and you want to end it, you should make a conciliatory gesture, such as inviting her to a party you're having. Conciliatory describe things that make other people less angry.

The context is often a situation in which a dispute is settled by compromise. A synonym is propitiatory, though this adjective usually refers to avoiding the anger of someone who has the power to harm. In the word conciliatory, the –ory suffix means "relating to or doing," and the root is from Latin conciliatus, from conciliare "to bring together, win over," from concilium "council."

DEFINITIONS OF: conciliatory

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adj making or willing to make concessions

Synonyms:
compromising, flexible
yielding
tending to give in or surrender or agree
Antonyms:
inflexible, sturdy, uncompromising
not making concessions
hard-line, hardline
firm and uncompromising
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adj intended to placate

“a conciliatory visit”
Synonyms:
conciliative
appeasing, placating, placative, placatory
intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions
pacific
promoting peace
propitiative, propitiatory
intended to reconcile or appease
soft
willing to negotiate and compromise
Antonyms:
antagonistic
arousing animosity or hostility
alienating
causing hostility or loss of friendliness
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