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.

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;

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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