AskDefine | Define reconcile

Dictionary Definition



1 make compatible with; "The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories" [syn: accommodate, conciliate]
2 bring into consonance or accord; "harmonize one's goals with one's abilities" [syn: harmonize, harmonise]
3 come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up" [syn: patch up, make up, conciliate, settle]
4 accept as inevitable; "He resigned himself to his fate" [syn: resign, submit]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈɹɛkənsaɪl/, /"r\Ek@nsaIl/


  1. To recreate friendly relationships.
  2. To make things compatible or consistent.
  3. To make the net difference in credits and debits of a financial account agree with the balance.

Derived terms


to recreate friendly relationships
to make things compatible or consistent
to make the net difference in credits and debits of a financial account agree with the balance

Extensive Definition

Reconciliation may refer to:
reconcile in German: Versöhnung
reconcile in Dutch: Verzoening
reconcile in Polish: Pokuta

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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