reconcile

[ rek-uhn-sahyl ]
/ ˈrɛk ənˌsaɪl /

verb (used with object), rec·on·ciled, rec·on·cil·ing.

verb (used without object), rec·on·ciled, rec·on·cil·ing.

to become reconciled.

Origin of reconcile

1300–50; Middle English reconcilen < Latin reconciliāre to make good again, repair. See re-, conciliate

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reconcile

/ (ˈrɛkənˌsaɪl) /

verb (tr)

(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)

Derived Forms

reconcilement, nounreconciler, nounreconciliation (ˌrɛkənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən), nounreconciliatory (ˌrɛkənˈsɪlɪətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin for reconcile

C14: from Latin reconciliāre to bring together again, from re- + conciliāre to make friendly, conciliate
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