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. [1913 Webster]

Propitious now and reconciled by prayer. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The church [if defiled] is interdicted till it be reconciled [i.e., restored to sanctity] by the bishop. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

We pray you . . . be ye reconciled to God. --2 Cor. v. 20. [1913 Webster]

2. To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission; as, to reconcile one's self to affictions. [1913 Webster]

3. 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. --Locke. [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. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To reunite; conciliate; placate; propitiate; pacify; appease. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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