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reconcile


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reconcile  \Rec"on*cile`\  (-s?l`),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Reconciled}  (-s?ld`);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Reconciling}.]  [F. 
  r['e]concilier,  L.  reconciliare  pref.  re-  re-  +  conciliare 
  to  bring  together,  to  unite.  See  {Conciliate}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Propitious  now  and  reconciled  by  prayer.  --Dryden. 
 
  The  church  [if  defiled]  is  interdicted  till  it  be 
  reconciled  [i.e.,  restored  to  sanctity]  by  the 
  bishop.  --Chaucer. 
 
  We  pray  you  .  .  .  be  ye  reconciled  to  God.  --2  Cor. 
  v.  20. 
 
  2.  To  bring  to  acquiescence,  content,  or  quiet  submission; 
  as  to  reconcile  one's  self  to  affictions. 
 
  3.  To  make  consistent  or  congruous;  to  bring  to  agreement  or 
  suitableness;  --  followed  by  with  or  to 
 
  The  great  men  among  the  ancients  understood  how  to 
  reconcile  manual  labor  with  affairs  of  state. 
  --Locke. 
 
  Some  figures  monstrous  and  misshaped  appear, 
  Considered  singly,  or  beheld  too  near  Which  but 
  proportioned  to  their  light  or  place  Due  distance 
  reconciles  to  form  and  grace.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  To  adjust  to  settle;  as  to  reconcile  differences. 
 
  Syn:  To  reunite;  conciliate;  placate;  propitiate;  pacify; 
  appease. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reconcile  \Rec"on*cile`\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  reconciled.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reconcile 
  v  1:  make  compatible  with  "The  scientists  had  to  accommodate  the 
  new  results  with  the  existing  theories"  [syn:  {accommodate}, 
  {conciliate}] 
  2:  bring  into  consonance  or  accord;  "harmonize  one's  goals  with 
  one's  abilities"  [syn:  {harmonize}] 
  3:  come  to  terms;  "After  some  discussion  we  finally  made  up" 
  [syn:  {patch  up},  {make  up},  {conciliate},  {settle}] 
  4:  accept  as  inevitable;  "He  resigned  himself  to  his  fate" 
  [syn:  {resign},  {submit}] 




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