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v. rec·on·ciled, rec·on·cil·ing, rec·on·ciles
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.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reconciling - tending to reconcile or accommodatereconciling - tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into harmony
adaptative, adaptive - having a capacity for adaptation; "the adaptive coloring of a chameleon"
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