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reconcile - Dictionary definition and meaning for word reconcile

(verb) make (one thing) compatible with (another)
Synonyms : accommodate , conciliate
Example Sentence
  • The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories

(verb) bring into consonance or accord
Synonyms : harmonise , harmonize
Example Sentence
  • harmonize one's goals with one's abilities

(verb) come to terms
Synonyms : conciliate , make up , patch up , settle
Example Sentence
  • After some discussion we finally made up

(verb) accept as inevitable
Synonyms : resign , submit
Example Sentence
  • He resigned himself to his fate

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reconcile

Re(BACK)+concile(COUNSELLING)...After filing the petition in court for DIVORCE the judge ordered COUNSELLING of couple..so that relations could be to BACK to NORMAL again AFTER THE QUARREL without legal proceedings
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by lebshah

re+concile...sounds like counsel.......and you counsel your friend (WHO TURNED HOSTILE TO YOU )and again BRING HIM INTO CONSONANCE ..OR IN PEACE WITH YOU... TAKEN FROM re..back+conciliare..good....to make good again....
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