CET4 TEM4 IELTS GRE 考 研 CET6
1. con- "together" + calare "call" (see claim) => concilium "group of people, meeting" => conciliate "call together, bring together, unite in feelings, make friendly".
2. re- "again" + concile ( <= conciliate ) "make friendly" => "bring together again; regain; win over again, conciliate".
- reconcile (v.)
- 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.
- 1. an attempt to reconcile the need for industrial development with concern for the environment
- 2. Must they reconcile themselves to their fate?
- 难道他们甘心忍受这种命运 吗 ?
- 3. Negotiators must now work out how to reconcile these demands with American demands for access.
- 4. It's difficult to reconcile the demands of my job and the desire to be a good father.
- 5. We suggest that it is possible to reconcile these apparently opposing perspectives.
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