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You can do more than any body to reconcile my parents and uncles to me.

Concessions were made, but they failed to reconcile the opposition.

All this I heard in my prison, and it served to reconcile me to the confinement.

And if I find this, I shall not know how to reconcile it with your delicacy in other respects.

Their friends had all the trouble in the world to reconcile them.

I can not, to save my soul and yours, reconcile these contradictions.

But how is he to reconcile the fact with the truth in his case?

The unhappy man may wish to reconcile himself to God in his last hour.'

They are welcome to their opinion if they can reconcile it with the facts which I have to tell.

They cannot unite him to history, or reconcile him with themselves.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., of persons, from Old French reconcilier (12c.) and directly from Latin reconcilare "to bring together again; regain; win over again, conciliate," from re- "again" (see re-) + concilare "make friendly" (see conciliate). Reflexive sense is recorded from 1530s. Meaning "to make (discordant facts or statements) consistent" is from late 14c. Intransitive sense of "become reconciled" is from 1660s. Related: Reconciled; reconciling.

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