Reconcile - definition, pronunciation, transcription

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


- 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)


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

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