What does reconcile mean?

Definitions for reconcile
ˈrɛk ənˌsaɪlrec·on·cile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accommodate, reconcile, conciliateverb

    make (one thing) compatible with (another)

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

  2. harmonize, harmonise, reconcileverb

    bring into consonance or accord

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

  3. reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settleverb

    come to terms

    "After some discussion we finally made up"

  4. resign, reconcile, submitverb

    accept as inevitable

    "He resigned himself to his fate"

Wiktionary

  1. reconcileverb

    To recreate friendly relationships.

  2. reconcileverb

    To make things compatible or consistent.

  3. reconcileverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reconcileverb

    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. Reconcileverb

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

  3. Reconcileverb

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

  4. Reconcileverb

    to adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences

  5. Reconcileverb

    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

Examples of reconcile in a Sentence

  1. Tara Cannon:

    It felt selfish to be taking them to an event that a) they were not terribly interested in attending, b) has an elevated risk associated with it and c) they have no say in, while the risk of something terrible happening is probably very slim, I don’t know how you reconcile that if something does go sideways. Better the one true fan [ my husband ] attend on his own. He's an adult who can competently assess the risk.

  2. Tim Albrecht:

    If Trump continues winning, disappointed party elites will need to reconcile with supporting the party nominee.

  3. 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.

  4. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    We hope the Ghanaian government will work with us to reconcile these deficiencies quickly.

  5. Luc Stevens:

    There is no reconciliation if one group says 'Lets reconcile on our terms', if you don't want to leave anybody behind in this country, you need to think about an inclusive process, an open dialogue, and ensure that people can express their opinion.

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