Definitions for: Reconcile


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Rec"on*cile`, v. i.
To become reconciled. [Obs.]

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

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