Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who conciliates, or gains by conciliatory means.
- n. A person who conciliates
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who conciliates.
- n. someone who tries to bring peace
“For discussions allow passion to subside; and to persuade alienated neighbors, or at least one of them, to listen to the voice of a conciliator, is a step in the direction of peace.”
“He was known as a conciliator in fractious times, diligently maintaining good relationships with people of all political stripes.”
“A 61-year-old former judge, Somchai Wongsawat, is known as a conciliator, in sharp contrast to his combative predecessor - and the protesters 'original target - Samak Sundaravej, whom a court forced from office last week for taking pay to host TV shows.”
“Brasilia - Brazil is poised to become one of the 21st century's great powers, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told AFP, as he fended off international criticism of its role as a "conciliator" in dealings with Iran and Venezuela.”
“But, as usual, Cohen misses the real story, just like his earlier judgments that George W. Bush would be a "conciliator" and that "only a fool or possibly a Frenchman" would doubt Colin Powell's U.N. speech.”
“In Asia, the U.S. role should be that of regional balancer and conciliator, replicating the role played by the U.K. in intra-European politics during the 19th and early 20th centuries.”
“The union and airline have held further talks, assisted by a federally appointed conciliator amid threats of a strike by mid-February.”
“Presiding rather than leading, he followed the now recognizable script in casting himself the above-the-fray conciliator more interested in maintaining good will than making hard decisions.”
“He has long based his actions as an officeholder around being the conciliator who can bring different factions together.”
“On the issue of health care reform, will he be a leader who stands on principle or a conciliator in an effort to consolidate power?”
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