Correct pronunciation: kun-SILL-yuh-tor-ee
- intended or likely to placate or pacify
- tending to conciliate or reconcile
- making or willing to make concessions
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 describes things that make other people less angry.
Part of Speech (POS):
Why is it important to know a word’s part of speech?
Understanding the different parts of speech is important for understanding how words work and how words can and should be joined to make sentences that are grammatically correct.
If a word has multiple meanings, then how are people supposed to differentiate what definition is applicable?
Context clues are hints found within a sentence, paragraph, or passage that a reader can use to understand the meanings of new or unfamiliar words. Readers will need to especially pay attention to context clues.
Doing so will allow them to be able to decide upon the appropriate definition to fit the context in which the word is being used.
Synonyms for the word conciliatory:
Remember, a synonym is a word or phrase that has the exact or near exact definition as another word or phrase.
Other word forms of conciliatory
Why is knowing various forms of a word important?
Knowing the various forms of a word allows the writer to use a word they like in many ways. This allows for creativity and varied sentence structure, which are important to writing well.
Below are forms of conciliatory used correctly in different sentence types:
• Even though the customer was rude, the young man reacted in a conciliatory manner while listening to her. (Complex Sentence)
• The police officer was different; he was mild and conciliatory. (Compound Sentence)
• Since the mediator was trained to deal with angry people, her conciliatory demeanor diffused the situation, and the couple was able to come to an agreement. (Compound-Complex Sentence)
• Mr. Ryan’s conciliatory personalitymade him likable. (Simple Sentence)
In the above examples, we have provided the four English sentence types as examples to give you a visual of how each sentence type should be structured.
Here is the part where you get a chance to have fun and participate!
1. Write three complex sentences using the word conciliatory.
A complex sentence is a sentence that contains one independent clause and at least one dependent clause.
An independent clause is a complete thought that can stand alone as a sentence.
A dependent clause is not a complete thought. It is a sentence that depends on the independent clause.
2. Write two compound sentences using the word conciliatory.
A compound sentence is a sentence containing two or more independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon.
3. Write four simple sentences using the adjective and adverb word forms for conciliatory.
4. After proofreading your sentences, type them into the Leave a Reply/Leave a Comment section below (keep scrolling down).
5. Please review The 4 Types of Sentences workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category. At the very bottom of this page, you will find a search bar section where you can type in the words The 4 Types of Sentences to find the workshop and other helpful workshops.
A member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback for the sentences you provide in the comment section below.
6. Please review the Context Clues Workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category. At the very bottom of this page, you will find a search bar section where you can type in the words Context Clues Workshop to find the workshop and other helpful workshops.
A member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback for the sentences you provide in the comment section below. If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to post those as well.
Writing Tip: Use conciliatory during a conversation today. The more you familiarize yourself with this word by consistently incorporating it into your vocabulary and writing, the easier it will be to remember the word.
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