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reconcile - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'reconcile' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Reconcile [ v. i.]
- To become reconciled.
2 . Reconcile [ v. t.]
- To cause to be friendly again; to conciliate anew; to restore to friendship; to bring back to harmony; to cause to be no longer at variance; as, to reconcile persons who have quarreled.
- To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission; as, to reconcile one's self to affictions.
- To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or suitableness; -- followed by with or to.
- To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences.

Meaning of 'reconcile' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . reconcile [ v]
Meaning (1):
- come to terms
Example in sentence:
  • After some discussion we finally made up
Meaning (2):
- bring into consonance or accord
Example in sentence:
  • harmonize one's goals with one's abilities
Meaning (3):
- accept as inevitable
Example in sentence:
  • He resigned himself to his fate
Meaning (4):
- make (one thing) compatible with (another)
Example in sentence:
  • The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories