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Tuesday word: Reconcile

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Reconcile (verb)
rec·on·cile [rek-uhn-sahyl]


verb (used with object)
1. to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired: He was reconciled to his fate.
2. to win over to friendliness; cause to become amicable: to reconcile hostile persons.
3. to compose or settle (a quarrel, dispute, etc.).
4. to bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent: to reconcile differing statements; to reconcile accounts.
5. to reconsecrate (a desecrated church, cemetery, etc.).
6. to restore (an excommunicate or penitent) to communion in a church.

verb (used without object)
7. to become reconciled.

Related forms
rec·on·cile·ment , noun
rec·on·cil·er , noun
rec·on·cil·ing·ly , adverb
pre·rec·on·cile , verb (used with object), pre·rec·on·ciled, pre·rec·on·cil·ing.
pre·rec·on·cile·ment , noun
qua·si-rec·on·ciled , adjective
un·rec·on·ciled , adjective
un·rec·on·cil·ing , adjective

Related Words for reconcile
conform, resolve, appease, coordinate, reunite, assuage, rectify, accommodate, harmonize, placate, pacify, integrate, accept, accustom, mitigate, compose, intercede, fit, accord, conciliate

Synonyms
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2. pacify, propitiate, placate.
4. harmonize.

Antonyms
3. anger.

Origin: 1300–50; Middle English reconcilen < Latin reconciliare to make good again, repair. See re-, conciliate

Examples from the Web for reconcile
Contemporary Examples of reconcile

America presents two contradictory narratives that it struggles to reconcile .

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Will Texas Stay Texan?
David Fontana
December 29, 2014

Reconcile is a rapper from Houston, a city with a rich hip-hop legacy.

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Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet
Stereo Williams
December 28, 2014

But Reconcile is from a slightly different arm of Houston hip-hop—more focused on spiritual triumph over the trap.

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Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet
Stereo Williams
December 28, 2014

Efforts to reconcile these differences have been delayed and the issue remains disputed.

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‘Practically Speaking, Iraq Has Broken Apart’
Eli Lake
June 16, 2014

First Lady Mellie (Bellamy Young) and Fitz reconcile —because of the whole rape thing—and we learn the son is actually his.

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The Explosive ‘Scandal’ Finale Was Its Best Episode Yet
Kevin Fallon
April 18, 2014

Historical Examples of reconcile
You can do more than any body to reconcile my parents and uncles to me.

Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Samuel Richardson

Concessions were made, but they failed to reconcile the opposition.

The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook

All this I heard in my prison, and it served to reconcile me to the confinement.

Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper

And if I find this, I shall not know how to reconcile it with your delicacy in other respects.

Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
Samuel Richardson

Their friends had all the trouble in the world to reconcile them.

The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
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