reconcile has definitions from the field of music
[ verb ] make compatible with


"The scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories"

Used in print

(Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Madeleine,"...)

But to me Beckett 's writing had seemed permeated with love for human_beings and with a kind of humor that I could reconcile neither with despair nor with nihilism .

[ verb ] (music) bring into consonance, harmony, or accord while making music or singing


harmonise harmonize

Used in print

(Ernest Becker, Zen: A Rational Critique. New York: W.W....)

This picture of extreme self-reliant individuation is difficult to reconcile with such Zendo formulas as : '' O you , demons and other spiritual_beings , I now offer this to you , and may this food fill_up the ten quarters of the world and all the demons and other spiritual_beings be fed therewith .

(Charles Glicksberg, "Sex in Contemporary Literature"...)

And Zen_Buddhism , though it is extremely difficult to understand how these internal contradictions are reconciled , helps them in their struggle to achieve personal salvation through sexual release .

[ verb ] come to terms


"After some discussion we finally made up"

Used in print

(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)

Charles had died two_weeks before , in early November , without being reconciled to the Church .

[ verb ] accept as inevitable


submit resign


"He resigned himself to his fate"

Used in print

(Peter Eldersveld, "Faith Amid Fear"...)

This gets down to the heart of our problem , for it reconciles us with God , whom we fear most_of_all because we have sinned against Him .

Related terms

accept resignation