rec´on|cil´er

rec´on|cil´er
rec|on|cile «REHK uhn syl», transitive verb, -ciled, -cil|ing.
1. a) to make friends again: »

The children had quarreled but were soon reconciled. Being all now good friends, for common danger…had effectually reconciled them (Daniel Defoe).

b) to win over: »

to reconcile a hostile person.

2. to settle (a quarrel or difference): »

The teacher had to reconcile disputes among her pupils.

3. to make agree; bring into harmony: »

It is impossible to reconcile his story with the facts. There is need for a procedure for reconciling power needs and environmental protection (Joseph C. Swidler).

4. to make satisfied; make no longer opposed: »

It is hard to reconcile oneself to being sick a long time. Custom reconciles us to everything (Edmund Burke).

5. to purify by special ceremonies: »

The places of old assembly…were cleansed, or repaired, refitted and reconciled, and opened to…public…worship (Nicholas P. S. Wiseman).

[< Latin reconciliāre < re- back + conciliāre. Compare etym. under conciliate. (Cf.conciliate)]
rec´on|cil´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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