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Meaning of RECONCILE

Pronunciation:  'rekun`sIl

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
             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;
  2. \Rec"on*cile`\, v. i.
    To become reconciled. [Obs.]