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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rec·on·cile /ˈrɛkənˌsaɪl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·on·cile v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reconciled p. pr. & vb. n. Reconciling.]
 1. To cause to be friendly again; to conciliate anew; to restore to friendship; to bring back to harmony; to cause to be no longer at variance; as, to reconcile persons who have quarreled.
    Propitious now and reconciled by prayer.   --Dryden.
    The church [if defiled] is interdicted till it be reconciled [i.e., restored to sanctity] by the bishop.   --Chaucer.
    We pray you . . . be ye reconciled to God.   --2 Cor. v. 20.
 2. To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission; as, to reconcile one's self to affictions.
 3. To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or suitableness; -- followed by with or to.
    The great men among the ancients understood how to reconcile manual labor with affairs of state.   --Locke.
 Some figures monstrous and misshaped appear,
 Considered singly, or beheld too near;
 Which, but proportioned to their light or place,
 Due distance reconciles to form and grace.   --Pope.
 4. To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences.
 Syn: -- To reunite; conciliate; placate; propitiate; pacify; appease.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·on·cile, v. i. To become reconciled. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make compatible with; "The scientists had to accommodate the
           new results with the existing theories" [syn: accommodate,
      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]