rec·on·cile / ˈrekənˌsīl/ • v. [tr.] (often be reconciled) restore friendly relations between: she wanted to be reconciled with her father the news reconciled us. ∎ cause to coexist in harmony; make or show to be compatible: a landscape in which inner and outer vision were reconciled you may have to adjust your ideal to reconcile it with reality. ∎ make (one account) consistent with another, esp. by allowing for transactions begun but not yet completed: it is not necessary to reconcile the cost accounts to the financial accounts. ∎ settle (a disagreement): advice on how to reconcile the conflict. ∎ (reconcile someone to) make someone accept (a disagreeable or unwelcome thing): he could not reconcile himself to the thought of his mother stocking shelves he was reconciled to leaving.DERIVATIVES: rec·on·cil·a·bil·i·ty / ˌrekənˌsīləˈbilətē/ n. rec·on·cil·a·ble / ˌrekənˈsīləbəl/ adj.rec·on·cile·ment n.rec·on·cil·er n.rec·on·cil·i·a·tion / ˌrekənˌsilēˈāshən/ n.rec·on·cil·i·a·to·ry / ˌrekənˈsilēəˌtôrē/ adj.