reconcile
rec·on·cile /'re-kən-ˌsīl/ vb -ciled, -cil·ing
vt
1 a: to restore to harmony
reconciled the parties
reconciled the marriage
b: to bring to resolution
reconcile differences
2 a: to check (a financial account) against another for accuracy
b: to account for
vi: to become reconciled; specif: to voluntarily resume cohabitation as spouses prior to a divorce becoming final with the mutual intention of remaining together and reestablishing a harmonious relationship
denied the complaint for divorce because the parties had reconciled
rec·on·cil·abil·i·ty /ˌre-kən-ˌsī-lə-'bi-lə-tē/ n
rec·on·cil·able /ˌre-kən-'sī-lə-bəl/ adj
rec·on·cile·ment n
rec·on·cil·i·a·tion /ˌre-kən-ˌsi-lē-'ā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

reconcile
I verb accustom, adapt, adjust, appease, arbitrate, bring into harmony, bring to acquiescence, bring to terms, bring together, conciliate, dictate peace, harmonize, heal the breach, intercede, make compatible, make consistent, make contented, make peace, make up, mediate, mend, mollify, negotiate, pacify, placate, propitiate, render concordant, resign, restore harmony, restore to friendship, reunite, settle, unite, win over II index adapt, agree (comply), arbitrate (conciliate), comport (agree with), compromise (settle by mutual agreement), conform, correspond (be equivalent), disarm (set at ease), mediate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiate, rationalize, settle, unite

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


reconcile
v.
To settle a disagreement; to restore friendly relations between people, states, or nations; to correct discrepancies in a document or account.
n.
reconciliation

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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  • reconcile — [v1] make peace; adjust accommodate, accord, accustom, appease, arbitrate, arrange, assuage, attune, bring together, bring to terms, bury the hatchet*, come together, compose, conciliate, conform, cool*, coordinate, fit, fix up, get together on,… …   New thesaurus

  • reconcile — ► VERB 1) restore friendly relations between. 2) make or show to be compatible. 3) (reconcile to) make (someone) accept (a disagreeable thing). DERIVATIVES reconcilable adjective reconciliation noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

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  • reconcile — (v.) c.1300, of persons, from L. reconcilare to bring together again, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + concilare make friendly (see CONCILIATE (Cf. conciliate)). Reflexive sense is recorded from 1530s. Meaning to make (discordant facts or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • reconcile — conform, accommodate, adjust, *adapt Analogous words: harmonize, accord, square, *agree: *correct, rectify, amend, revise …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reconcile — [rek′ən sīl΄] vt. reconciled, reconciling [ME reconsilen < OFr reconcilier < L reconciliare: see RE & CONCILIATE] 1. to make friendly again or win over to a friendly attitude 2. to settle (a quarrel, difference, etc.) 3. to make (arguments …   English World dictionary

  • reconcile — UK [ˈrekənsaɪl] / US [ˈrekənˌsaɪl] verb Word forms reconcile : present tense I/you/we/they reconcile he/she/it reconciles present participle reconciling past tense reconciled past participle reconciled 1) [transitive] to find a way to make ideas …   English dictionary

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