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