What does reconcile mean?

Definitions for reconcile
ˈrɛk ənˌsaɪlrec·on·cile

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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

Examples of reconcile in a Sentence

  1. Tim Albrecht:

    If Trump continues winning, disappointed party elites will need to reconcile with supporting the party nominee. Ultimately, the party has always rallied come convention time, and that will be a healing moment moving forward.

  2. Thomas Markle:

    Everybody would be filled with sympathy for Thomas Markle, but I hope we reconcile. I'd hate to die without speaking to Meghan Markle again.

  3. Meghan Markle:

    I never thought that this would be easy, but I thought it would be fair, and that is the part that is really hard to reconcile, when people are saying things that are just untrue and they have been told they are untrue, but they are allowed to still say them, I don't know anybody in the world that would feel like that is OK, and that is different from just scrutiny.

  4. 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.

  5. The Rev. Rogelio Gonzalez:

    This week, we have been witness on how evil can touch anyone, anywhere, any given moment, there's questions. How can something like this take place ? How can I reconcile my faith with what's happening ?

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