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rec·on·cile

 (rĕk′ən-sīl′)
v. rec·on·ciled, rec·on·cil·ing, rec·on·ciles
v.tr.
1. To reestablish a close relationship between: reconciled the opposing parties.
2. To settle or resolve: reconciled the dispute.
3. To bring (oneself) to accept: He finally reconciled himself to the change in management.
4. To make compatible, harmonious, or consistent: reconcile my way of thinking with yours.
5. To compare (one financial account) so that it is consistent or compatible with another: reconciled my ledger against my bank statement.
v.intr.
1. To reestablish a close relationship, as in marriage: The estranged couple reconciled after a year.
2. To become compatible, harmonious, or consistent: The figures would not reconcile.

[Middle English reconcilen, from Old French reconcilier, from Latin reconciliāre : re-, re- + conciliāre, to conciliate; see conciliate.]

rec′on·cile′ment n.
rec′on·cil′er n.
rec′on·cil′i·a·to′ry (-sĭl′ē-ə-tôr′ē) adj.

reconcile

(ˈrɛkənˌsaɪl)
vb (tr)
1. (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. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to reconsecrate (a desecrated church, etc)
[C14: from Latin reconciliāre to bring together again, from re- + conciliāre to make friendly, conciliate]
ˈreconˌcilement n
ˈreconˌciler n
reconciliation n
reconciliatory adj

rec•on•cile

(ˈrɛk ənˌsaɪl)

v. -ciled, -cil•ing. v.t.
1. 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.
v.i.
6. to become reconciled.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin reconciliāre. See re-, conciliate]
rec′on•cil`a•ble, adj.
rec`on•cil`a•bil′i•ty, n.
rec′on•cile`ment, n.
rec′on•cil`er, n.

reconcile


Past participle: reconciled
Gerund: reconciling

Imperative
reconcile
reconcile
Present
I reconcile
you reconcile
he/she/it reconciles
we reconcile
you reconcile
they reconcile
Preterite
I reconciled
you reconciled
he/she/it reconciled
we reconciled
you reconciled
they reconciled
Present Continuous
I am reconciling
you are reconciling
he/she/it is reconciling
we are reconciling
you are reconciling
they are reconciling
Present Perfect
I have reconciled
you have reconciled
he/she/it has reconciled
we have reconciled
you have reconciled
they have reconciled
Past Continuous
I was reconciling
you were reconciling
he/she/it was reconciling
we were reconciling
you were reconciling
they were reconciling
Past Perfect
I had reconciled
you had reconciled
he/she/it had reconciled
we had reconciled
you had reconciled
they had reconciled
Future
I will reconcile
you will reconcile
he/she/it will reconcile
we will reconcile
you will reconcile
they will reconcile
Future Perfect
I will have reconciled
you will have reconciled
he/she/it will have reconciled
we will have reconciled
you will have reconciled
they will have reconciled
Future Continuous
I will be reconciling
you will be reconciling
he/she/it will be reconciling
we will be reconciling
you will be reconciling
they will be reconciling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reconciling
you have been reconciling
he/she/it has been reconciling
we have been reconciling
you have been reconciling
they have been reconciling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reconciling
you will have been reconciling
he/she/it will have been reconciling
we will have been reconciling
you will have been reconciling
they will have been reconciling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reconciling
you had been reconciling
he/she/it had been reconciling
we had been reconciling
you had been reconciling
they had been reconciling
Conditional
I would reconcile
you would reconcile
he/she/it would reconcile
we would reconcile
you would reconcile
they would reconcile
Past Conditional
I would have reconciled
you would have reconciled
he/she/it would have reconciled
we would have reconciled
you would have reconciled
they would have reconciled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reconcile - make (one thing) compatible with (another); "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
harmonise, harmonize - bring (several things) into consonance or relate harmoniously; "harmonize the different interests"
2.reconcile - bring into consonance or accord; "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
key - harmonize with or adjust to; "key one's actions to the voters' prevailing attitude"
3.reconcile - come to termsreconcile - come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
propitiate, appease - make peace with
agree, concur, concord, hold - be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"
make peace - end hostilities; "The brothers who had been fighting over their inheritance finally made peace"
4.reconcile - accept as inevitable; "He resigned himself to his fate"
accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"

reconcile

verb
1. resolve, settle, square, adjust, compose, rectify, patch up, harmonize, put to rights It is possible to reconcile these apparently opposing perspectives.
2. reunite, bring back together, make peace between, pacify, conciliate He never believed he and Susan would be reconciled.
3. make peace between, reunite, propitiate, bring to terms, restore harmony between, re-establish friendly relations between my attempt to reconcile him and Toby
reconcile yourself to something accept, come to accept, resign yourself to, get used to, put up with (informal), submit to, yield to, make the best of, accommodate yourself to She had reconciled herself to never seeing him again.

reconcile

verb
1. To reestablish friendship between:
2. To bring (something) into a state of agreement or accord:
3. To bring (oneself) to accept:
4. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use:
Translations
يُصالِحيَقْبَل، يَرْضى بِيُوَفِّق بَيْن
sladitsloučitsmířitsmířit se
foreneforligeforsone
összeegyeztet
sættasætta sig viî, gera sáttan viîsamræma
susitaikinimas
izlīgtsamierinātiessaskaņotsavienot
zmieriť
bağdaştırmakbarış makkabul ettirmekrazı etmekuzlaştırmak

reconcile

[ˈrekənsaɪl] VT
1. (= reunite) [+ persons] → reconciliar
to be reconciled (with)estar reconciliado (con)
the couple are now reconciledla pareja está ahora reconciliada
2. (= make compatible) [+ theories, ideals] → conciliar
she reconciled the conflicting pressures of motherhood and careerconcilió las exigencias contrapuestas de la maternidad y de una profesión
3. (= settle) [+ differences] → resolver
you must try and reconcile your differencestenéis que intentar resolver vuestras diferencias
4. (= resign) what reconciled him to it waslo que hizo que lo aceptara fue ...
to become reconciled to sthaceptar algo, resignarse a algo
to reconcile o.s. to sthresignarse a algo
5. [+ accounts] → hacer cuadrar, conciliar (frm)

reconcile

[ˈrɛkənsaɪl] vt
[+ two people] → réconcilier
to be reconciled with sb → être réconcilié(e) avec qn
[+ facts, demands, points of view, ideas, beliefs] → concilier, accorder
to reconcile sth with sth → concilier qch avec qch
(= make accept) to reconcile sb to sth → faire accepter qch à qn
to reconcile o.s. to sth → se résigner à qch
to reconcile o.s. to doing sth → se résigner à faire qch

reconcile

vt
peopleversöhnen, aussöhnen; differencesbeilegen; disputeschlichten; they became or were reconciledsie versöhnten sich, sie söhnten sich aus
(= make compatible) facts, ideas, theories, principlesmiteinander in Einklang bringen, miteinander vereinbaren; to reconcile something with somethingetw mit etw in Einklang bringen, etw mit etw vereinbaren; these ideas cannot be reconciled with the plansdiese Ideen sind mit den Plänen unvereinbar; how do you reconcile that with the fact that you said no last week?wie lässt sich das damit vereinbaren, dass Sie letzte Woche nein or Nein gesagt haben?
(= make accept) to reconcile somebody to somethingjdn mit etw versöhnen; to reconcile oneself to something, to become reconciled to somethingsich mit etw abfinden; what reconciled him to it was …was ihn damit versöhnte, war …

reconcile

[ˈrɛkənˌsaɪl] vt (persons) → riconciliare; (theories, contradictions) → conciliare
to become reconciled (people) → riconciliarsi
to reconcile o.s. to sth → rassegnarsi a qc

reconcile

(ˈrekənsail) verb
1. to cause (people) to become friendly again, eg after they have quarrelled. Why won't you be reconciled (with him)?
2. to bring (two or more different aims, points of view etc) into agreement. The unions want high wages and the bosses want high profits – it's almost impossible to reconcile these two aims.
3. to (make someone) accept (a situation, fact etc) patiently. Her mother didn't want the marriage to take place but she is reconciled to it now.
ˈreconˌciliˈation (-sili-) noun
There has been a reconciliation between her and her husband; an act of reconciliation.

reconcile

v. reconciliar; reconciliarse; resignarse, conformarse.
References in classic literature ?
But habit would soon reconcile me to my clothes; I was aware of that.
In a year I buy her free again; she'll keep that in mind, and it'll reconcile her.
She might assist his resolution, or reconcile him to it; she might give just praise to Harriet, or, by representing to him his own independence, relieve him from that state of indecision, which must be more intolerable than any alternative to such a mind as his.
Miss Steele was the least discomposed of the three, by their presence; and it was in their power to reconcile her to it entirely.
And why cannot I reconcile myself to the prospect of death?
But I cannot reconcile it to my conscience to leave you in ignorance of a serious change in my patient for the worse, which may be attended by fatal results.
In that, there seemed a faint expression of curiosity or perplexity--as though he were trying to reconcile some doubts in his mind.
How can you reconcile it to your conscience, I wonder, to prejudice my own boy against me, or against anybody who is dear to me?
And Nancy's deepest wounds had all come from the perception that the absence of children from their hearth was dwelt on in her husband's mind as a privation to which he could not reconcile himself.
If, therefore, my dear friend, you have generosity enough to pardon the presumptuous attempt, to frame for myself a minstrel coronet, partly out of the pearls of pure antiquity, and partly from the Bristol stones and paste, with which I have endeavoured to imitate them, I am convinced your opinion of the difficulty of the task will reconcile you to the imperfect manner of its execution.
He could not reconcile it with Trefusis's profession of disinterestedness towards her.
When parties in a state are violent, he offered a wonderful contrivance to reconcile them.