Definitions for reconcileˈrɛk ənˌsaɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rec•on•cileˈrɛk ənˌsaɪl(v.)-ciled, -cil•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired.

  2. to cause to become friendly or peaceable again:

    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 accounts.

  5. to restore (an excommunicate or penitent) to communion in a church.

  6. (v.i.)to become reconciled.

Origin of reconcile:

1300–50; ME < L reconciliāre. See re -, conciliate


Princeton's WordNet

  1. accommodate, reconcile, conciliate(verb)

    make (one thing) compatible with (another)

    "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"

  2. harmonize, harmonise, reconcile(verb)

    bring into consonance or accord

    "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"

  3. reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle(verb)

    come to terms

    "After some discussion we finally made up"

  4. resign, reconcile, submit(verb)

    accept as inevitable

    "He resigned himself to his fate"


  1. reconcile(Verb)

    To recreate friendly relationships.

  2. reconcile(Verb)

    To make things compatible or consistent.

  3. reconcile(Verb)

    To make the net difference in credits and debits of a financial account agree with the balance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reconcile(verb)

    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

  2. Reconcile(verb)

    to bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission; as, to reconcile one's self to affictions

  3. Reconcile(verb)

    to make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or suitableness; -- followed by with or to

  4. Reconcile(verb)

    to adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences

  5. Reconcile(verb)

    to become reconciled

Translations for reconcile

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to cause (people) to become friendly again, eg after they have quarrelled

Why won't you be reconciled (with him)?

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