- to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired: He was reconciled to his fate.
- to win over to friendliness; cause to become amicable: to reconcile hostile persons.
- to compose or settle (a quarrel, dispute, etc.).
- to bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent: to reconcile differing statements; to reconcile accounts.
- to reconsecrate (a desecrated church, cemetery, etc.).
- to restore (an excommunicate or penitent) to communion in a church.
- to become reconciled.
Origin of reconcile
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Examples from the Web for reconcilement
But her Majesty's reconcilement,—this was very slow to follow.
But she would be expecting explanations before the reconcilement.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
It seemed a reconcilement of opposing stations, a defeat of Puritanism.
It might be decreed that she and Society were to come to reconcilement.
Has this reconcilement not been effected already by the Senate?History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
- (often passive usually foll by to) to make (oneself or another) no longer opposed; cause to acquiesce in something unpleasantshe reconciled herself to poverty
- to become friendly with (someone) after estrangement or to re-establish friendly relations between (two or more people)
- to settle (a quarrel or difference)
- to make (two apparently conflicting things) compatible or consistent with each other
- to reconsecrate (a desecrated church, etc)
Word Origin and History for reconcilement
mid-14c., of persons, from Old French reconcilier (12c.) and directly from Latin reconcilare "to bring together again; regain; win over again, conciliate," from re- "again" (see re-) + concilare "make friendly" (see conciliate). Reflexive sense is recorded from 1530s. Meaning "to make (discordant facts or statements) consistent" is from late 14c. Intransitive sense of "become reconciled" is from 1660s. Related: Reconciled; reconciling.