Definitions: (1) overcoming distrust or hostility with friendly action, compromise, and communication; (2) the ability to sooth anger; placate; (3) making peace between persons at variance; reconciling; pacific

Derivation: Latin, “to assemble, unite, or win over.”

Synonym: conciliate, engaging

Quote: What is the time for singing, what the time for play – and in whose presence? When to jest or tease and on what occasion to be conciliatory – and to whom? In a word, how does one maintain one’s character? Wherever you swerve, you suffer a loss from the very act itself. — Epictetus (50-135) Greek Stoic philosopher