- IPA: /ˈɹɛkənsaɪl/
reconcile (reconciles, present participle reconciling; past and past participle reconciled)
- To restore a friendly relationship; to bring back to harmony.
- to reconcile people who have quarrelled
- To make things compatible or consistent.
- to reconcile differences
- 1709, [Alexander Pope], An Essay on Criticism, London: Printed for W. Lewis […], published 1711, OCLC 15810849 ↗:
- Some Figures monstrous and mis-shap'd appear,
Consider'd singly, or beheld too near,
Which, but proportion'd to their Light, or Place,
Due Distance reconciles to Form and Grace
- 1693, [John Locke], “§2015”, in Some Thoughts Concerning Education, London: […] A[wnsham] and J[ohn] Churchill, […], OCLC 1161614482 ↗:
- The great men among the ancients understood how to reconcile manual labour with affairs of state.
- To make the net difference in credits and debits of a financial account agree with the balance.
- French: réconcilier
- German: versöhnen
- Italian: riconciliare, rappacificare, riunire, conciliare
- Portuguese: reconciliar
- Russian: помири́ться
- Spanish: reconciliar, avenir
- Italian: quadrare