reconcile

Definitions

  • Relateth the History of The Reconcilers--3-41-356
    Relateth the History of The Reconcilers--3-41-356
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v reconcile bring into consonance or accord "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities"
    • v reconcile make (one thing) compatible with (another) "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"
    • v reconcile accept as inevitable "He resigned himself to his fate"
    • v reconcile come to terms "After some discussion we finally made up"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reconcile To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences.
    • v. i Reconcile To become reconciled.
    • Reconcile To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission; as, to reconcile one's self to affictions.
    • Reconcile 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 have quarreled. "Propitious now and reconciled by prayer.""The church [if defiled] is interdicted till it be reconciled i.e., restored to sanctity] by the bishop.""We pray you . . . be ye reconciled to God."
    • Reconcile 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reconcile To conciliate anew; restore to union and friendship after estrangement or variance; bring again to friendly or favorable feelings.
    • reconcile To adjust; pacify; settle: as, to reconcile differences or quarrels.
    • reconcile To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission: with to.
    • reconcile To make consistent or congruous; bring to agreement or suitableness: often followed by with or to.
    • reconcile To rid of apparent discrepancies; harmonize: as, to reconcile the accounts of a fact given by two historians: often with with or to.
    • reconcile 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).
    • reconcile To recover; regain.
    • reconcile In ship-building, to join (a piece of work) fair with another. The term refers particularly to the reversion of curves. Synonyms Reconcile, Conciliate, pacify, appease. Reconcile may apply to one or both parties to a quarrel; conciliate to only one. With either word, if only one side is meant, the person or persons seem to be rather in a position of superiority.
    • reconcile To become reconciled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Reconcile rek′on-sīl to restore to friendship or union: to bring to agreement: to bring to contentment: to pacify: to make consistent: to adjust or compose
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Quotations

  • Louis Cassels
    Louis Cassels
    “In confession... we open our lives to healing, reconciling, restoring, uplifting grace of him who loves us in spite of what we are.”
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund%20Burke
    “Custom reconciles us to everything.”
  • Samuel Pepys
    Samuel Pepys
    “Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.”
  • George Santayana
    George%20Santayana
    “There is nothing to which men, while they have food and drink, cannot reconcile themselves.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “A reconciled friend is a double enemy.”
  • Koran Sura
    Koran Sura
    “He who forgiveth, and is reconciled unto his enemy, shall receive his reward from God; for he loveth not the unjust doers.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. réconcilier, L. reconciliare,; pref. re-, re- + conciliare, to bring together, to unite. See Conciliate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. réconcilier—L. re-, again, conciliāre, -ātum, to call together.

Usage

In literature:

Some of them were not quite reconciled to work, but they all meant to remain.
"Freeland" by Theodor Hertzka
And if I find this, I shall not know how to reconcile it with your delicacy in other respects.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
It was in vain he repeated his assurance that he came to reconcile them to the protectorate and not to deliver them from it.
"The Grand Old Man" by Richard B. Cook
Flavius reconciles all orders of the Roman state and erects a temple of Concord.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
That was the one great word needed to reconcile Kurt to his father.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
How was this catastrophe to be reconciled with Patterson's memoranda?
"An Antarctic Mystery" by Jules Verne
Horrible as the fate might seem, he was reconciled.
"The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;" by John R. Musick
Do not most great men utter sentiments hard to be reconciled with one another, yet with equal sincerity?
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume II" by John Lord
It is a sealed book, except to the learned; only the Church can reconcile its difficulties.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI" by John Lord
It is difficult to reconcile this proposal with the humane and charitable spirit of the bishop of Chiapa.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
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In poetry:

Wait, nor against the half-learned lesson fret,
Nor chide at old belief as if it erred,
Because thou canst not reconcile as yet
The Worker and the word.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
In love unfeign'd with all thy neighbours live,
With all thy heart thine enemies forgive,
And if a wrong to any thou hast done,
Be reconcil'd, or let thy work alone.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
Silent, as sleep-walking man,
He lifted from her breast the child,
And shut in his own cell began,
With tears that down his long beard ran,
The mystery,—God reconciled.
"Elijah" by William Bell Scott
Thus, after he had fondly braved
The perilous Deep, the Boy was saved;
And, though his fancies had been wild,
Yet he was pleased and reconciled
To live in peace on shore.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
His heart's best Blood He for an off'ring laid,
And for our sake reproach and shame endur'd:
So God was reconcil'd, our ransom paid,
And our Salvation perfectly secur'd —
"Adam's Race" by Rees Prichard
An eye whose judgment none affect could blind,
Friends to allure, and foes to reconcile;
Whose piercing look did represent a mind
With virtue fraught, reposed, void of guile.
"Of The Death Of Sir Thomas Wyatt The Elder" by Henry Howard

In news:

Penny Marshall talks cancer, abortion, reconciling with 'Laverne & Shirley co-star in new memoir.
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart reconciling in secret.
On Reconciling Atheism and Meaning in the Universe.
Reconciling Race in Detroit.
Reconciling China and Tibet.
Scientists are struggling to reconcile the tales in the Bible with modern science.
Try as we might, we find it difficult to reconcile Lewiston's two mayors.
In the Royal Society 's early years, scientists wrote of research both bizarre and elegant, made seemingly uncanny predictions, and sought to reconcile their findings with prevailing beliefs about God.
It's hard to reconcile newspaper reports that the local Korean population is shrinking with the skyrocketing number of Korean restaurants in Queens.
Jake Tapper , senior White House correspondent for ABC News, discusses efforts to reconcile the House and Senate health care bills and Homeland Security's new airport safety measures.
The top US commander in Afghanistan seems to be backing the notion of reconciling with Taliban — at least on the local level.
Judge Roy Moore's God is hard to reconcile .
Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson reconcile , move in together.
Lo to try and make things work out again but she decided that she didn't want to reconcile .
Oak Harbor pastor called to Michigan to reconcile churches.
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In science:

In the present section, we explore the possibility of reconciling the minimal messenger model (MMM) of GMSB with the four generational MSSM.
Four Generations: SUSY and SUSY Breaking
This makes it hard to reconcile gravity mediated supersymmetry breaking models with four generations unless one assumes additional vector-like matter.
Four Generations: SUSY and SUSY Breaking
This simple analysis has been used for instance to reconcile on one hand the strength of the interaction and the independent particle picture validity in nuclei (for further discussion see [13, 14]).
Introduction - Strong interaction in the nuclear medium: new trends
To reconcile rectangular and square matrices we make the following correction of our prediction: √N − √n − 1 with high probability.
Non-asymptotic theory of random matrices: extreme singular values
Present attempts to reconcile models of the Galaxy with observations are hampered by a lack of full 6d phase space data for a large number of stars.
Stellar distances from spectroscopic observations: a new technique
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