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rec•on•cile



Pronunciation: (rek'un-sīl"), [key]
v., -ciled, -cil•ing.


v.t.
1. to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired: He was reconciled to his fate.
2. to win over to friendliness; cause to become amicable: to reconcile hostile persons.
3. to compose or settle (a quarrel, dispute, etc.).
4. to bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent: to reconcile differing statements; to reconcile accounts.
5. to reconsecrate (a desecrated church, cemetery, etc.).
6. to restore (an excommunicate or penitent) to communion in a church.

v.i.
to become reconciled.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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