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  • n. A person who conciliates

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who conciliates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who conciliates, or gains by conciliatory means.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who tries to bring peace


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  • 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.

    Albert Gobat - Nobel Lecture

  • He was known as a conciliator in fractious times, diligently maintaining good relationships with people of all political stripes.

    The Berkeley Daily Planet, The East Bay's Independent Newspaper

  • 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.

    New York Sun - All Articles

  • 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.

    Mark Weisbrot: Morgenthau's Axis Debunked

  • 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.

    As China Rises, A New U.S. Strategy

  • The union and airline have held further talks, assisted by a federally appointed conciliator amid threats of a strike by mid-February.

    Caterpillar, Rio Initiate Lockouts in Canada

  • 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.

    Michael Brenner: Bare Bones Obama

  • He has long based his actions as an officeholder around being the conciliator who can bring different factions together.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Big Lie

  • 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?

    House Democrat: Health care bill in doubt without public plan


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