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VERB (4)

1. make (one thing) compatible with (another);
- Example: "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
[syn: accommodate, reconcile, conciliate]

2. bring into consonance or accord;
- Example: "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"
[syn: harmonize, harmonise, reconcile]

3. come to terms;
- Example: "After some discussion we finally made up"
[syn: reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle]

4. accept as inevitable;
- Example: "He resigned himself to his fate"
[syn: resign, reconcile, submit]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reconcile \Rec"on*cile`\ (-s?l`), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reconciled (-s?ld`); p. pr. & vb. n. Reconciling.] [F. r['e]concilier, L. reconciliare; pref. re- re- + conciliare to bring together, to unite. See Conciliate.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] Propitious now and reconciled by prayer. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The church [if defiled] is interdicted till it be reconciled [i.e., restored to sanctity] by the bishop. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] We pray you . . . be ye reconciled to God. --2 Cor. v. 20. [1913 Webster] 2. To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission; as, to reconcile one's self to affictions. [1913 Webster] 3. To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or suitableness; -- followed by with or to. [1913 Webster] The great men among the ancients understood how to reconcile manual labor with affairs of state. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Some figures monstrous and misshaped appear, Considered singly, or beheld too near; Which, but proportioned to their light or place, Due distance reconciles to form and grace. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences. [1913 Webster] Syn: To reunite; conciliate; placate; propitiate; pacify; appease. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reconcile \Rec"on*cile`\, v. i. To become reconciled. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reconcile v 1: make (one thing) compatible with (another); "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories" [syn: accommodate, reconcile, conciliate] 2: bring into consonance or accord; "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities" [syn: harmonize, harmonise, reconcile] 3: come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up" [syn: reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle] 4: accept as inevitable; "He resigned himself to his fate" [syn: resign, reconcile, submit]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

99 Moby Thesaurus words for "reconcile": accept, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, adapt, adapt to, adjust, adjust to, agree with, arrange matters, assimilate, assimilate to, attune, be guided by, bend, bring to terms, bring together, bury the hatchet, chime in with, comply, comply with, compose, compromise, condone, conform, coordinate, correct, correspond, countenance, cut to, discipline, equalize, fall in with, fit, fix, fix up, follow, gear to, go by, grin and abide, harmonize, heal the breach, homologate, homologize, integrate, key to, let go by, let pass, make conform, make peace, make plumb, make uniform, measure, mediate, meet, mold, obey, observe, overlook, patch things up, placate, proportion, put in tune, quadrate, rectify, regulate, resign, resolve, restore harmony, reunite, right, rise above, rub off corners, set, set right, settle, settle differences, shape, shrug, shrug it off, similarize, smooth it over, square, straighten, submit, submit to, suit, sync, synchronize, tailor, tally with, trim to, true, true up, tune, unite, weave peace between, yield, yield to