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Verb: reconcile  're-kun,sI(-u)l
  1. Make (one thing) compatible with (another)
    "The scientists had to reconcile the new results with the existing theories";
    - accommodate, conciliate
  2. Bring into consonance or accord
    "reconcile one's goals with one's abilities";
    - harmonize, harmonise [Brit]
  3. Come to terms
    "After some discussion we finally reconciled";
    - patch up, make up, conciliate, settle
  4. Accept as inevitable
    "He reconciled himself to his fate";
    - resign, submit

Derived forms: reconciling, reconciles, reconciled

Type of: accept, adjust, agree, concord, concur, correct, harmonise [Brit], harmonize, hold, set

Encyclopedia: Reconcile