Reconcile - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈrekənsaɪl|  American pronunciation of the word reconcile
Brit.  |ˈrɛk(ə)nsʌɪl|  British pronunciation of the word reconcile

verb

- make (one thing) compatible with (another) (syn: accommodate, conciliate)
- bring into consonance or accord (syn: harmonise, harmonize)
- come to terms (syn: conciliate, settle)
- accept as inevitable (syn: resign, submit)

Examples

It can be difficult to reconcile your ideals with reality.

...historians have never been able to reconcile the two eyewitness accounts of the battle...

The people must reconcile themselves to a reduced standard of living.

The possibility remains that the two theories may be reconciled.

Bevan tried to reconcile British socialism with a wider international vision.

How do you reconcile your principles with your behaviour?

...conflicting ideals that social philosophers have struggled amain to reconcile...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: reconcile
he/she/it: reconciles
present participle: reconciling
past tense: reconciled
past participle: reconciled
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