- 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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Antonyms for reconcile
Related Words for reconcilerreferee, court, expert, justice, authority, critic, inspector, umpire, moderator, negotiator, peacemaker, interpreter, bench, intermediary, intercessor, judiciary, arbiter, warden, magistrate, honor
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Historical Examples of reconciler
Thus he was able to pose as the reconciler of parties, and the bringer-in of peace and quiet.A History of England
Perhaps he would smile a welcome, for anger is subdued by Death the Reconciler.Hogarth
C. Lewis Hind
Let us drink together, O my brother, this farewell goblet to the Unknown whom we both invoke; to the supreme Reconciler.'The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci
Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
After being our strength and defender, you will become our peacemaker and reconciler.
The impure are to be purified, and the evil made good, through the mediation of Mithras, the reconciler of Ormuzd and Ahriman.The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II.
- (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 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.