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reconcile

[rek-uh n-sahyl] /ˈrɛk ənˌsaɪl/
verb (used with object), reconciled, reconciling.
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), reconciled, reconciling.
7.
to become reconciled.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English reconcilen < Latin reconciliāre to make good again, repair. See re-, conciliate
Related forms
reconcilement, noun
reconciler, noun
reconcilingly, adverb
prereconcile, verb (used with object), prereconciled, prereconciling.
prereconcilement, noun
quasi-reconciled, adjective
unreconciled, adjective
unreconciling, adjective
Synonyms
2. pacify, propitiate, placate. 4. harmonize.
Antonyms
3. anger.
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Examples for reconciled
  • There are competing goods that can never be fully reconciled.
  • The two beliefs can be reconciled if one emerges from the binary trap.
  • She campaigned to obtain land for them and preached that earning a livelihood and conserving the forest could be reconciled.
  • It is reconciled with direct sensory input that the body responds to according to prior conditioned responses.
  • Thus the presence of bone in coprolites and the lack of bones bearing evidence of theropod consumption is reconciled.
  • They separated, but later became reconciled and lived together again here.
  • Relativity and quantum theory cannot be reconciled with each other, and current cosmology theories have major problems, eg.
  • Mongol rulers, we're instructed by the wall text, reconciled.
  • But many of these rebels recently reconciled themselves to the southern leadership in return for money and promises of amnesty.
  • The discrepancy could not be immediately reconciled.
British Dictionary definitions for reconciled

reconcile

/ˈrɛkənˌsaɪl/
verb (transitive)
1.
(often passive) usually foll by to. to make (oneself or another) no longer opposed; cause to acquiesce in something unpleasant she reconciled herself to poverty
2.
to become friendly with (someone) after estrangement or to re-establish friendly relations between (two or more people)
3.
to settle (a quarrel or difference)
4.
to make (two apparently conflicting things) compatible or consistent with each other
5.
to reconsecrate (a desecrated church, etc)
Derived Forms
reconcilement, noun
reconciler, noun
reconciliation (ˌrɛkənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən) noun
reconciliatory (ˌrɛkənˈsɪlɪətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin reconciliāre to bring together again, from re- + conciliāre to make friendly, conciliate
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Word Origin and History for reconciled

reconcile

v.

mid-14c., of persons, from Old French reconcilier (12c.) and directly from Latin reconcilare "to bring together again; regain; win over again, conciliate," from re- "again" (see re-) + concilare "make friendly" (see conciliate). Reflexive sense is recorded from 1530s. Meaning "to make (discordant facts or statements) consistent" is from late 14c. Intransitive sense of "become reconciled" is from 1660s. Related: Reconciled; reconciling.

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