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conciliar

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conciliar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to make compatible)
a. to reconcile
El libro se propone conciliar ciencia y religión.The book seeks to reconcile science and religion.
b. to find a balance
Hoy en día muchas mujeres se enfrentan a la necesidad de conciliar sus obligaciones laborales y familiares.Nowadays many women face the need to find a balance between their work and family duties.
2. (to restore relations between)
a. to reconcile
Todos los intentos de conciliar ambas facciones fracasaron y estalló una guerra civil.All attempts at reconciling the two factions failed, and a civil war broke out.
b. to conciliate between
El rey tuvo que intervenir para conciliar a los dos condes rivales.The king had to intervene to conciliate between the two rival counts.
3. (to gain)
a. to win
El cantante concilió el cariño del público con su simpatía y espontaneidad.The singer won the affection of the audience with his friendliness and spontaneity.
b. to earn
Su trabajo de investigación le permitió conciliar el reconocimiento de sus colegas.She earned the recognition of her colleagues with her research work.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
4. (related to ecclesiastical councils)
a. conciliar
El objetivo del movimiento conciliar era el de introducir reformas en la Iglesia católica.The conciliar movement's aim was that of introducing reforms in the Catholic Church.
b. council
En el Concilio Vaticano II, se aprobaron varios documentos conciliares.Several council documents were approved in the the Second Vatican Council.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
5. (participant in an ecclesiastical council)
a. council member
Los conciliares discrepaban en cuanto al papel de la Iglesia en la sociedad.The council members differed in regards to the role of the Catholic Church in society.
conciliarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
6. (to coexist)
a. to be reconciled
Belleza y simplicidad se concilian en los edificios de este arquitecto mexicano.Beauty and simplicity are reconciled in the Mexican architect's buildings.
7. (to gain)
a. to win
Como profesora, se concilió el respeto y la admiración de sus alumnos y compañeros.As a teacher, she won the respect and admiration of her students and colleagues.
b. to earn
El comandante se concilió la confianza de sus hombres en el campo de batalla.The commander earned the trust of his men in the battlefield.
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conciliar
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. conciliar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (general)
a. to reconcile
conciliar el sueñoto get to sleep
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conciliar
transitive verb
1 [+enemigos] to reconcile; [+ideas] to harmonize; bring into line
2
conciliar el sueño to get to sleep
3 [+respeto, antipatía] to win; gain
pronominal verb
conciliarse [+respeto, antipatía] to win; gain
conciliar
adjective
(Religión) of a council; council
council member
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