from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To reestablish a close relationship between.
- transitive v. To settle or resolve.
- transitive v. To bring (oneself) to accept: He finally reconciled himself to the change in management.
- transitive v. To make compatible or consistent: reconcile my way of thinking with yours. See Synonyms at adapt.
- intransitive v. To reestablish a close relationship, as in marriage: The estranged couple reconciled after a year.
- intransitive v. To become compatible or consistent: The figures would not reconcile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To recreate friendly relationships.
- v. To make things compatible or consistent.
- v. To make the net difference in credits and debits of a financial account agree with the balance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission.
- transitive v. To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or suitableness; -- followed by with or to.
- transitive v. To adjust; to settle.
- intransitive v. To become reconciled.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To conciliate anew; restore to union and friendship after estrangement or variance; bring again to friendly or favorable feelings.
- To adjust; pacify; settle: as, to reconcile differences or quarrels.
- To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission: with to.
- To make consistent or congruous; bring to agreement or suitableness: often followed by with or to.
- To rid of apparent discrepancies; harmonize: as, to reconcile the accounts of a fact given by two historians: often with with or to.
- Eccles., to restore to sacred uses after desecration, or to unity with the church, by a prescribed ceremonial: as, to reconcile a church or a cemetery which has been profaned, as by murder; to reconcile a penitent (that is, to restore to communion one who has lapsed, as into heresy or schism).
- To recover; regain.
- In ship-building, to join (a piece of work) fair with another. The term refers particularly to the reversion of curves.
- To become reconciled.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. accept as inevitable
- v. bring into consonance or accord
- v. come to terms
- v. make (one thing) compatible with (another)
Middle English reconcilen, from Old French reconcilier, from Latin reconciliāre : re-, re- + conciliāre, to conciliate; see conciliate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin reconciliō. (Wiktionary)