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English verb: reconcile

1. reconcile (change) make (one thing) compatible with (another)

SamplesThe scientists had to accommodate the new results with the existing theories.

Synonymsaccommodate, conciliate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)harmonise, harmonize

2. reconcile (change) bring into consonance or accord

SamplesHarmonize one's goals with one's abilities.

Synonymsharmonise, harmonize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjust, correct, set

Narrower (hyponym)key

3. reconcile (communication) come to terms

SamplesAfter some discussion we finally made up.

Synonymsconciliate, make up, patch up, settle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold

Narrower (hyponym)appease, make peace, propitiate

4. reconcile (cognition) accept as inevitable

SamplesHe resigned himself to his fate.

Synonymsresign, submit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)accept

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