Reconcile Definition

reconciled, reconciles, reconciling
reconciled, reconciles, reconciling
To make friendly again or win over to a friendly attitude.
Webster's New World
To reestablish a close relationship between.
Reconciled the opposing parties.
American Heritage
To settle (a quarrel, difference, etc.)
Webster's New World
To bring (oneself) to accept.
He finally reconciled himself to the change in management.
American Heritage
To make content, submissive, or acquiescent (to)
To become reconciled to one's lot.
Webster's New World

Origin of Reconcile

  • Middle English reconcilen from Old French reconcilier from Latin reconciliāre re- re- conciliāre to conciliate conciliate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin reconciliō.

    From Wiktionary

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