Meaning of reconcile

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.
  1. to become reconciled.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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