verb (used with object), rec·on·ciled, rec·on·cil·ing.
verb (used without object), rec·on·ciled, rec·on·cil·ing.
- recompression chamber,
Origin of reconcile
Examples from the Web for reconciles
It reconciles me to all the pains—acute enough, sometimes, God knows,—of banishment.Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay|George Otto Trevelyan
In religious life, in short, he finds the principle which reconciles the opposition of the temporal mind.
Willy said this with the air of a man who reconciles himself to an injury, and is persuading his conscience that he pardons it.The Shadow of a Crime|Hall Caine
Life also pacifies us as death does; reconciles us with those who do not think and feel as we do.The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study|Jean-Marie Guyau
He's a young man of grand appearance; and that reconciles the women to a lot of disadvantages.Dariel|R. D. Blackmore
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.