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Verb (transitive)


Verb reconcile has 4 senses


reconcilev. t. [F. réconcilier, L. reconciliare; pref. re- re- + conciliare to bring together, to unite. See Conciliate.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Propitious now and reconciled by prayer."  [1913 Webster]
    "The church [if defiled] is interdicted till it be reconciled [i.e., restored to sanctity] by the bishop."  [1913 Webster]
    "We pray you . . . be ye reconciled to God."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission; as, to reconcile one's self to affictions.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or suitableness; -- followed by with or to.  [1913 Webster]
    "The great men among the ancients understood how to reconcile manual labor with affairs of state."  [1913 Webster]
    "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.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To reunite; conciliate; placate; propitiate; pacify; appease.
reconcilev. i. 
     To become reconciled.  [1913 Webster]


reconcile, v.tr.
1 make friendly again after an estrangement.
2 (usu. in refl. or passive; foll. by to) make acquiescent or contentedly submissive to (something disagreeable or unwelcome) (was reconciled to failure).
3 settle (a quarrel etc.).
4 a harmonize; make compatible. b show the compatibility of by argument or in practice (cannot reconcile your views with the facts).

reconcilable adj. reconcilability n. reconcilement n. reconciler n. reconciliation n. reconciliatory adj.
ME f. OF reconcilier or L reconciliare (as RE-, conciliare CONCILIATE)



accept, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, adapt, adapt to, adjust, adjust to, agree with, arrange matters, assimilate, assimilate to, attune, be guided by, bend, bring to terms, bring together, bury the hatchet, chime in with, comply, comply with, compose, compromise, condone, conform, coordinate, correct, correspond, countenance, cut to, discipline, equalize, fall in with, fit, fix, fix up, follow, gear to, go by, grin and abide, harmonize, heal the breach, homologate, homologize, integrate, key to, let go by, let pass, make conform, make peace, make plumb, make uniform, measure, mediate, meet, mold, obey, observe, overlook, patch things up, placate, proportion, put in tune, quadrate, rectify, regulate, resign, resolve, restore harmony, reunite, right, rise above, rub off corners, set, set right, settle, settle differences, shape, shrug, shrug it off, similarize, smooth it over, square, straighten, submit, submit to, suit, sync, synchronize, tailor, tally with, trim to, true, true up, tune, unite, weave peace between, yield, yield to




VB be accordant, agree, accord, harmonize, correspond, tally, respond, meet, suit, fit, befit, do, adapt itself to, fall in with, chime in with, square with, quadrate with, consort with, comport with, dovetail, assimilate, fit like a glove, fit to a tittle, fit to a T, match, become one, homologate, consent, render accordant, fit, suit, adapt, accommodate, graduate, adjust, dress, regulate, readjust, accord, harmonize, reconcile, fadge, dovetail, square.


VB pacify, tranquilize, compose, allay, reconcile, propitiate, placate, conciliate, meet halfway, hold out the olive branch, heal the breach, make peace, restore harmony, bring to terms, settle matters, arrange matters, accommodate matters, accommodate differences, set straight, make up a quarrel, tantas componere lites, come to an understanding, come to terms, bridge over, hush up, make it, make matters up, shake hands, mend one's fences, raise a siege, lift a siege, put up the sword, sheathe the sword, bury the hatchet, lay down one's arms, turn swords into plowshares, smoke the calumet of peace, close the temple of Janus, keep the peace, be pacified, come round.


VB be content, rest satisfied, rest and be thankful, take the good the gods provide, let well alone, let well enough alone, feel oneself at home, hug oneself, lay the flattering unction to one's soul, take up with, take in good part, accept, tolerate, consent, acquiesce, assent, be reconciled to, make one's peace with, get over it, take heart, take comfort, put up with, render content, set at ease, comfort, set one's heart at ease, set one's mind at ease, set one's heart at rest, set one's mind at rest, speak peace, conciliate, reconcile, win over, propitiate, disarm, beguile, content, satisfy, gratify, be tolerated, go down, go down well, go down with, do, be OK.

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