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Word of the Day 09/30/16 Reconcile

Reconcile (verb)
reconcile [rek-uh n-sahyl]
(previously 02-03-13)

verb (used with object), reconciled, reconciling.
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.

verb (used without object), reconciled, reconciling.
7. to become reconciled.

Synonyms
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2. pacify, propitiate, placate.
4. harmonize.

Antonyms
3. anger.

Origin: 1300-50; Middle English reconcilen < Latin reconciliāre to make good again, repair. See re-, conciliate

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