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Meaning of RECONCILE

Pronunciation:  'rekun`sIl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  bring into consonance or accord; "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"
  2. [v]  make compatible with; "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
  3. [v]  accept as inevitable; "He resigned himself to his fate"
  4. [v]  come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
 

RECONCILE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: accommodate, conciliate, conciliate, harmonise, harmonize, make up, patch up, resign, settle, submit
 
 See Also: accept, adjust, agree, appease, concord, concur, hold, key, make peace, propitiate, set

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rec"on*cile`\ (-s?l`), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Reconciled} (-s?ld`); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reconciling}.] [F.
    r['e]concilier, L. reconciliare; pref. re- re- + conciliare
    to bring together, to unite. See {Conciliate}.]
    1. To cause to be friendly again; to conciliate anew; to
       restore to friendship; to bring back to harmony; to cause
       to be no longer at variance; as, to reconcile persons who
       have quarreled.
    
             Propitious now and reconciled by prayer. --Dryden.
    
             The church [if defiled] is interdicted till it be
             reconciled [i.e., restored to sanctity] by the
             bishop.                               --Chaucer.
    
             We pray you . . . be ye reconciled to God. --2 Cor.
                                                   v. 20.
    
    2. To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission;
       as, to reconcile one's self to affictions.
    
    3. To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or
       suitableness; -- followed by with or to.
    
             The great men among the ancients understood how to
             reconcile manual labor with affairs of state.
                                                   --Locke.
    
             Some figures monstrous and misshaped appear,
             Considered singly, or beheld too near; Which, but
             proportioned to their light or place, Due distance
             reconciles to form and grace.         --Pope.
    
    4. To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences.
    
    Syn: To reunite; conciliate; placate; propitiate; pacify;
         appease.
    
    
  2. \Rec"on*cile`\, v. i.
    To become reconciled. [Obs.]
    
    
 

 

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