Reconcile meaning

rĕkən-sīl
To reestablish a close relationship, as in marriage.

The estranged couple reconciled after a year.

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To make compatible, harmonious, or consistent.

Reconcile my way of thinking with yours.

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To make friendly again or win over to a friendly attitude.
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To become compatible, harmonious, or consistent.

The figures would not reconcile.

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To compare (one financial account) so that it is consistent or compatible with another.

Reconciled my ledger against my bank statement.

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To reestablish a close relationship between.

Reconciled the opposing parties.

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To settle (a quarrel, difference, etc.)
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To settle or resolve.

Reconciled the dispute.

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To bring (oneself) to accept.

He finally reconciled himself to the change in management.

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To make (arguments, ideas, texts, accounts, etc.) consistent, compatible, etc.; bring into harmony.
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To make content, submissive, or acquiescent (to)

To become reconciled to one's lot.

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Reconcile is defined as to make two people friendly again, to cause someone to accept a decision or action, or to match the details of two accounts.

An example of reconcile is the act of two friends making up after a bitter fight.

An example of reconcile is for a person to be forced into a particular career.

An example of reconcile is to check your checking book balance against your checking statement.

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To restore a friendly relationship; to bring back to harmony.

To reconcile people who have quarrelled.

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To make things compatible or consistent.

To reconcile differences.

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To make the net difference in credits and debits of a financial account agree with the balance.
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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