1. [syn: accommodative, reconciling]
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
Propitious now and reconciled by prayer. --Dryden.
The church [if defiled] is interdicted till it be
reconciled [i.e., restored to sanctity] by the
We pray you . . . be ye reconciled to God. --2 Cor.
2. To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission;
as, to reconcile one's self to affictions.
3. To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or
suitableness; -- followed by with or to.
The great men among the ancients understood how to
reconcile manual labor with affairs of state.
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.
4. To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences.
Syn: To reunite; conciliate; placate; propitiate; pacify;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: tending to reconcile or accommodate; bringing into
harmony [syn: accommodative, reconciling]