verb (used with object), rec·on·ciled, rec·on·cil·ing.
verb (used without object), rec·on·ciled, rec·on·cil·ing.
Origin of reconcile
Examples from the Web for reconcile
America presents two contradictory narratives that it struggles to reconcile.
Reconcile is a rapper from Houston, a city with a rich hip-hop legacy.
But Reconcile is from a slightly different arm of Houston hip-hop—more focused on spiritual triumph over the trap.
Efforts to reconcile these differences have been delayed and the issue remains disputed.
First Lady Mellie (Bellamy Young) and Fitz reconcile—because of the whole rape thing—and we learn the son is actually his.The Explosive ‘Scandal’ Finale Was Its Best Episode Yet|Kevin Fallon|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How to reconcile this with the good fortune which has just befallen me, I know not—but so it was.Auriol|W. Harrison Ainsworth
Nothing could reconcile Jonah, just then, to the thought of further existence.Wit and Humor of the Bible|Marion D. Shutter
In vain did the Bishop of Lincoln, who came to town at Pitt's request, seek to reconcile their differences.William Pitt and the Great War|John Holland Rose
And all your philosophy would not reconcile me to a drunken Mirandola.With Drake on the Spanish Main|Herbert Strang
We must not try to reconcile the differences in guide-books.
British Dictionary definitions for reconcile
Word Origin for reconcile
Word Origin and History for reconcile
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.