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Definition of Reconcile

Reconcile

  1. 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.
  2. To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission; as, to reconcile one's self to affictions.
  3. To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or suitableness; -- followed by with or to.
  4. To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences.
  5. To become reconciled.

Reconcile Quotations

I have frequently been questioned, especially by women, of how I could reconcile family life with a scientific career. Well, it has not been easy.
Marie Curie

I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.
Louis XIV

You can't reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty.
N. T. Wright

Everything about me is a contradiction, and so is everything about everybody else. We are made out of oppositions; we live between two poles. There's a philistine and an aesthete in all of us, and a murderer and a saint. You don't reconcile the poles. You just recognize them.
Orson Welles

To be human and to be adult means constantly to be in the grip of opposing emotions, to have daily to reconcile apparently conflicting tensions. I want this, but need that. I cherish this, but I adore its opposite too.
Stephen Fry
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Reconcile Translations

reconcile in Italian is conciliare
reconcile in Latin is concilio
reconcile in Spanish is amistar, reconciliar
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