What does reconcile mean?

Definitions for reconcileˈrɛk ənˌsaɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word reconcile.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reconcile

    rek′on-sīl, v.t. to restore to friendship or union: to bring to agreement: to bring to contentment: to pacify: to make consistent: to adjust or compose.—adj. Rec′oncilable, that may be reconciled: that may be made to agree: consistent.—n. Rec′oncilableness, possibility of being reconciled: consistency: harmony.—adv. Rec′oncilably, in a reconcilable manner.—ns. Rec′onciler; Reconciliā′tion, Rec′oncilement, act of reconciling: state of being reconciled: renewal of friendship: propitiation: atonement: the bringing to agreement things at variance.—adj. Reconcil′iatory, serving or tending to reconcile. [Fr. réconcilier—L. re-, again, conciliāre, -ātum, to call together.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reconcile in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reconcile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Quentin Crisp:

    The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.

  2. Omar Khayyam:

    To friends and eke to foes true kindness show; No kindly heart unkindly deeds will do; Harshness will alienate a bosom friend. And kindness reconcile a deadly foe.

  3. Mehmet Gormez:

    Is the current situation of millions of Syrian refugees much less cause for concern to the Vatican than what happened during the Armenian deportation? i find the Pope's statement immoral, and can't reconcile it with basic Christian values.

  4. Michael Brune:

    Our members are outraged because they believe fighting climate change is a moral challenge and they ask how the president can reconcile this move with his goals on climate change, all of it is getting a much higher response rate than we expected.

  5. Pope Francis:

    It is a continuing tragedy in our world that so many communities are at war with themselves, the inability to reconcile differences and disagreements, whether old or new, has given rise to ethnic and religious tensions, frequently accompanied by outbreaks of violence.

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