ower; to gain from a state of hostility; to gain the good will or favor of; to make friendly; to mollify; to propitiate; to
The rapacity of his father's administration had excited such universal discontent, that it was found expedient
to conciliate the nation.
Syn. To reconcile; propitiate; appease; pacify.
(Con*cil`i*a"tion) n. [L. conciliatio.] The act or process of conciliating; the state of being
The house has gone further; it has declared conciliation admissible previous to any submission on the
part of America.
(Con*cil"i*a*tive) a. Conciliatory. Coleridge.
(Con*cil"i*a`tor) n. [L.] One who conciliates.
(Con*cil"i*a*to*ry) a. Tending to conciliate; pacific; mollifying; propitiating.
The only alternative, therefore, was to have recourse to the conciliatory policy.
(Con*cin"nate) v. t. [L. concinnatus, p. p. of concinnare to concinnate. See Concinnity.]
To place fitly together; to adapt; to clear. [Obs.] Holland.
(Con*cin"ni*ty) n. [L. concinnitas, fr. concinnus skillfully put together, beautiful. Of uncertain
origin.] Internal harmony or fitness; mutual adaptation of parts; elegance; used chiefly of style of discourse.
An exact concinnity and eveness of fancy.
(Con*cin"nous) a. [L. concinnus.] Characterized by concinnity; neat; elegant. [R.]
The most concinnous and most rotund of proffessors, M. Heyne.
(Con"cio*nate) v. i. [L. concionatus, p. p. of concionari to adress.] To preach. [Obs.]
(Con"cio*na`tor) n. [L.]
1. An haranguer of the people; a preacher.
2. (Old Law) A common councilman. [Obs.]
(Con"cio*na`to*ry) a. Of or pertaining to preaching or public addresses. [Obs.] Howell.
(Con*cise") a. [L. concisus cut off, short, p. p. of concidere to cut to pieces; con- + caedere
to cut; perh. akin to scindere to cleave, and to E. shed, v. t.; cf. F. concis.] Expressing much in a few
words; condensed; brief and compacted; used of style in writing or speaking.
The concise style, which expresseth not enough, but leaves somewhat to be understood.
Where the author is . . . too brief and concise, amplify a little.
Syn. Laconic; terse; brief; short; compendious; summary; succinct. See Laconic, and Terse.
(Con*cise"ly), adv. In a concise manner; briefly.