- 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
Synonyms for reconcile
Antonyms for reconcile
Examples from the Web for unreconciled
Contemporary Examples of unreconciled
Grimm inquired if there had even been “unreconciled differences” prior to the implosion.
My CFO told me that there was an unreconciled difference with our segregated accounts.
Historical Examples of unreconciled
The first trial had been irregular; the country was then unreconciled.The Reign of Mary Tudor
W. Llewelyn Williams.
It is not we who are unreconciled to them: it is they who refuse to be reconciled to us.
It became the reign of the unreconstructed and unreconciled.Assassination of Lincoln: a History of the Great Conspiracy
Thomas Mealey Harris
I was unreconciled; Ananta got no more from me than a severe upbraiding.Autobiography of a YOGI
If I married you I should remember, unreconciled, what you cost me.The Fighting Chance
Robert W. Chambers
- (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.