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  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. 
  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; 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reconcile  \Rec"on*cile`\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  reconciled.  [Obs.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  make  compatible  with  "The  scientists  had  to  accommodate  the 
  new  results  with  the  existing  theories"  [syn:  {accommodate}, 
  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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