Adjective "reconcile" definition and examples

(Reconcile may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈrɛk(ə)nsʌɪl/

Definitions and examples

verb

Restore friendly relations between.
  1. 'she wanted to be reconciled with her father'
  2. 'He said Simms had been reconciled with his girlfriend after the assault and there were now no problems between the two of them.'
  3. 'But Hart was reconciled with his wife after the crash and the couple are now said to be ‘stronger than ever’.'
  4. 'She is even reconciled with her father, a local architect.'
  5. 'And she has been reconciled with Pandora Melly.'
  6. 'He said the pensioner, who suffers from diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis, had now accepted the affair was over, had been reconciled with his wife and any future offending was unlikely.'
  7. 'And when his first wife Patricia died of cancer, aged 47, Carter was also reconciled with his daughter.'
  8. 'Earlier, Miss Brown had said she did not want to proceed with the complaints, did not want to be reconciled with Tyler and wanted to get on with her life.'
  9. 'Many men are reconciled with estranged family members; all can talk about whatever suffering, neglect, or poverty landed them in prison.'
  10. 'Miss Anwar now works one day a week advising other forced marriage victims and is reconciled with her Gujerati parents living in Bolton.'
  11. 'advice on how to reconcile the conflict'
  12. 'But most tend to reconcile conflicts through heart-to-heart talks.'
  13. 'But, this time, he was unable to reconcile internecine squabbles.'
  14. 'Thus he had a particular reason for wanting to reconcile the historic conflict between the two countries.'
  15. 'And we certainly cannot reconcile the conflicts about affirmative action preferences without answering these questions.'
  16. 'China's leaders believed that immediate democratization, instead of serving to reconcile the conflicts of interest created by economic change, might instead exacerbate them.'
  17. 'Although the dispute was peacefully reconciled, the men carried concealed knives and guns under their clothes should the other side prove uncooperative.'
  18. 'We propose a new dynamic model in order to help reconcile the long-standing controversy in Central Asia.'
  19. 'But it would appear that even death has failed to reconcile the feud between her and her son, Richard, who was noticeably absent from his mother's funeral last Saturday.'
  20. 'He was a quiet person, not overly ambitious but always eager to reconcile disputes between opposing parties.'
  21. 'Can British nuclear disarmament be safely reconciled with the unpredictable nature of international relations?'
  22. 'I'd like to see exactly how that assertion can be reconciled with the original statement.'
  23. 'The obvious question, however, is how the premiers' commitment to provincial equality can be reconciled with their recognition of Quebec's unique status.'
  24. 'Can affirmative action be reconciled with liberal individualism?'
  25. 'The agreement also had to be reconciled with the city's new international relations policy which was adopted in 2000.'
  26. 'It's a fondness I can't reconcile with any feminist leanings I might have, so I've learned to embrace it as a guilty pleasure.'
  27. 'Many centuries later, religious scholars had found that some of the dates of Roman history in the early Christian era cannot be reconciled with what has been recorded in New Testament writings.'
  28. 'Compatibilist philosophies seek to reconcile free will and determinism in a modern time.'
  29. 'He knew that absolute creeds, whatever their ideal, cannot be reconciled with differing outlooks.'
  30. 'The dilemma is: how can the need to protect the public from an unprecedented level of threat be reconciled with the liberties and rights that characterise our society?'
  31. 'he was reconciled to leaving'
  32. 'I wrote here about the ways in which marriage reconciles us to time and mortality.'
  33. 'At a time when Britons work the longest hours in Europe, self-satisfied middle class attempts to reconcile us to our economic obligations have a meaning that is more than comic.'
  34. 'Representatives of the licensed trade, previously regarded as the most implacable opponents of the ban, indicated that they were reconciled to its eventual implementation.'
  35. 'The act of returning does, however, offer some resolution, in that Marie-Noëlle is reconciled to the fact that the truth is unknowable.'
  36. 'Moments like that reconcile me to the existence of these ‘explorers’.'
  37. 'This kind of thing can reconcile you to camping.'
Make (one account) consistent with another, especially by allowing for transactions begun but not yet completed.
  1. 'The disbursement of funds from this account would be reconciled on a quarterly basis.'
  2. 'The bank account should be reconciled with the barrister's receipts book.'
  3. 'If it's a bank or credit card statement, reconcile it against your receipts, payments and deposits to ensure that it is spot-on.'
  4. 'Also, only 26 per cent of employers polled required double signatories on checks and only 11 per cent ever change staff who reconcile their bank accounts.'
  5. 'These amounts are inconsistent with the amounts shown on Mr. Smith's income tax returns and I was not provided with an explanation that allows me to reconcile this.'
  6. 'The large differences under these two items came to the fore while reconciling the accounts during the last quarter of the year 2001-02, he adds.'
  7. 'The final bill, he added, would only be known when all the accounts had been reconciled.'
  8. 'The accounts payable program not only prints checks, reconciles bank accounts and produces expense reports, but it also allows club owners to track bank accounts, cash flow, checks, invoices and vendors.'
  9. 'The Data Processing Center of the Treasury Service reconciles taxes paid with taxpayer liabilities generated in the tax billing process.'

More definitions

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. t

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be reconcile."

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French reconcilier or Latin reconciliare, from Latin re- ‘back’ (also expressing intensive force) + conciliare ‘bring together’.