reconcile


reconcile
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. conciliate, propitiate, placate, appease; harmonize, accord; settle. See pacification, agreement, compromise.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To adjust]
Syn. adapt, arrange, regulate, square; see adjust 1 , 3 .
2. [To bring into harmony]
Syn. conciliate, assuage, pacify, propitiate, mitigate, make up, mediate, arbitrate, intercede, bring together, accustom oneself to, harmonize, restore harmony, settle, accord, dictate peace, accommodate, appease, reunite, make peace between, bring to terms, bring into one's camp, win over, bury the hatchet*, patch up*, kiss and make up*; see also settle 9 .
Ant. bother*, irritate, alienate.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. harmonize settle, resolve differences, make up, make peace, conciliate, win over, appease, compromise, accord, *bury the hatchet, mediate.
2. resign oneself to accept, let go, adjust to, take in stride, make the best of it, *roll with the punches.
3. make agree square, harmonize, equalize, rectify, straighten out.
ANT.: 1. war, aggravate, antagonize, offend
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To reestablish friendship between: conciliate, make up, reunite. See LOVE. 2. To bring (something) into a state of agreement or accord: rectify, resolve, settle, smooth over, straighten out. See AGREE. 3. To bring (oneself) to accept: resign. See ACCEPT. 4. To make or become suitable to a particular situation or use: acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, conform, fashion, fit1, square, suit, tailor. See CHANGE. 5. To bring into accord: accommodate, attune, conform, coordinate, harmonize, integrate, proportion, tune. See AGREE.

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