reconcile

  • 1 reconcile — rec‧on‧cile [ˈrekənsaɪl] verb [transitive] ACCOUNTING to make two accounts or statements agree or add up to the same total: • This hurried attempt to reconcile the books was a mistake. * * * reconcile UK US /ˈrekənsaɪl/ verb [I or T] ► ACCOUNTING …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 reconcile — rec·on·cile / re kən ˌsīl/ vb ciled, cil·ing vt 1 a: to restore to harmony reconciled the parties reconciled the marriage b: to bring to resolution …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 reconcile to — [phrasal verb] reconcile (someone) to (something) : to cause (someone) to accept (something unpleasant) He eventually became reconciled to his position in life. I reconciled myself to the loss. • • • Main Entry: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 reconcile — [v1] make peace; adjust accommodate, accord, accustom, appease, arbitrate, arrange, assuage, attune, bring together, bring to terms, bury the hatchet*, come together, compose, conciliate, conform, cool*, coordinate, fit, fix up, get together on,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 reconcile — ► VERB 1) restore friendly relations between. 2) make or show to be compatible. 3) (reconcile to) make (someone) accept (a disagreeable thing). DERIVATIVES reconcilable adjective reconciliation noun. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Reconcile — Rec on*cile , v. i. To become reconciled. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 reconcile — (v.) c.1300, of persons, from L. reconcilare to bring together again, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + concilare make friendly (see CONCILIATE (Cf. conciliate)). Reflexive sense is recorded from 1530s. Meaning to make (discordant facts or… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 reconcile — conform, accommodate, adjust, *adapt Analogous words: harmonize, accord, square, *agree: *correct, rectify, amend, revise …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 reconcile — [rek′ən sīl΄] vt. reconciled, reconciling [ME reconsilen < OFr reconcilier < L reconciliare: see RE & CONCILIATE] 1. to make friendly again or win over to a friendly attitude 2. to settle (a quarrel, difference, etc.) 3. to make (arguments …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 reconcile — UK [ˈrekənsaɪl] / US [ˈrekənˌsaɪl] verb Word forms reconcile : present tense I/you/we/they reconcile he/she/it reconciles present participle reconciling past tense reconciled past participle reconciled 1) [transitive] to find a way to make ideas …

    English dictionary

  • 12 reconcile — v. 1) (D; refl., tr.) to reconcile to (he had to reconcile himself to his fate) 2) (D; tr.) to reconcile with (we tried to reconcile her with her family; to reconcile a checkbook with a bank statement) * * * [ rekənsaɪl] (D;refl.,tr.) to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 reconcile — rec|on|cile [ rekən,saıl ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive if you reconcile two people or groups or they reconcile, they become friendly again after a disagreement: The couple has been making every effort to reconcile. Foreign mediators have …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 reconcile — rec|on|cile [ˈrekənsaıl] v [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: réconcilier, from Latin conciliare; CONCILIATE] 1.) [T] if you reconcile two ideas, situations, or facts, you find a way in which they can both be true or acceptable ▪ The possibility …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 reconcile — [[t]re̱kənsaɪl[/t]] reconciles, reconciling, reconciled 1) VERB If you reconcile two beliefs, facts, or demands that seem to be opposed or completely different, you find a way in which they can both be true or both be successful. [V pl n] It s… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 reconcile — verb 1 (T) if you reconcile two ideas, situations, or facts you accept or show that they can exist together and are not directly opposed to each other: reconcile sth with sth: She could never reconcile his violent temper with his pacifist ideals …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 reconcile — 01. It is difficult to [reconcile] his religious beliefs with his playboy lifestyle. 02. It can be difficult for many parents to [reconcile] the demands of a career and a family. 03. The union is working with administrators in an attempt to… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 18 reconcile — [ˈrekənˌsaɪl] verb 1) [T] to make things that are opposed to each other capable of existing together We can t reconcile the two versions of what happened.[/ex] 2) [I/T] if you reconcile two people or groups, or if they reconcile, they become… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 19 reconcile — /ˈrɛkənsaɪl / (say rekuhnsuyl) verb (t) (reconciled, reconciling) 1. to bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent: to reconcile differing statements. 2. to win over to friendliness: to reconcile a hostile person. 3. to… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 reconcile — reconcilement, n. reconciler, n. reconcilingly, adv. /rek euhn suyl /, v., reconciled, reconciling. v.t. 1. to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired: He was reconciled to his fate. 2. to win over to friendliness;… …

    Universalium


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