Reconcile

Definition of Reconcile

Rec´on`cile`   Pronunciation: ~s?l`
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Reconciled (-s?ld`); p. pr. & vb. n. Reconciling.]
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.
4.To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences.
v. i.1.To become reconciled.

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