Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: réconcilier, from Latin conciliare; CONCILIATE


1 [transitive] if you reconcile two ideas, situations, or facts, you find a way in which they can both be true or acceptable:
The possibility remains that the two theories may be reconciled.
reconcile something with something
Bevan tried to reconcile British socialism with a wider international vision.

be reconciled (with somebody)

to have a good relationship again with someone after you have quarrelled with them:
Jonah and his youngest son were, on the surface at least, reconciled.

reconcile somebody to something

phrasal verb
to make someone able to accept a difficult or unpleasant situation:
He tried to reconcile his father to the idea of the wedding.
reconcile yourself to something
Henry had more or less reconciled himself to Don's death.

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