Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Reconcile transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Reconciled
(-s?ld`); present participle & verbal noun Reconciling
.] [ French réconcilier
, Latin reconciliare
; prefix re-
re- + conciliare
to bring together, to unite. See Conciliate
.] 1. To cause to be friendly again; to conciliate anew; to restore to friendship; to bring back to harmony; to cause to be no longer at variance; as, to reconcile persons who have quarreled.
Propitious now and reconciled by prayer. Dryden.
The church [ if defiled] is interdicted till it be reconciled [ i.e., restored to sanctity] by the bishop. Chaucer.
We pray you . . . be ye reconciled to God. 2 Cor. v. 20. 2. To bring to acquiescence, content, or quiet submission; as, to reconcile one's self to affictions. 3. To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or suitableness; -- followed by with or to .
The great men among the ancients understood how to reconcile manual labor with affairs of state. Locke.
Some figures monstrous and misshaped appear, Pope. 4. To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences. Syn.
Considered singly, or beheld too near;
Which, but proportioned to their light or place,
Due distance reconciles to form and grace.
-- To reunite; conciliate; placate; propitiate; pacify; appease.
Reconcile intransitive verb To become reconciled. [ Obsolete]
Reconcilement (-m e nt) noun Reconciliation. Milton.
Reconciler noun One who reconciles.
[ French réconciliation
, Latin reconciliatio
.] 1. The act of reconciling, or the state of being reconciled; reconcilenment; restoration to harmony; renewal of friendship.
Reconciliation and friendship with God really form the basis of all rational and true enjoyment. S. Miller. 2. Reduction to congruence or consistency; removal of inconsistency; harmony.
A clear and easy reconciliation of those seeming inconsistencies of Scripture. D. Rogers. Syn.
-- Reconcilement; reunion; pacification; appeasement; propitiation; atonement; expiation.
Reconciliatory adjective Serving or tending to reconcile. Bp. Hall.
Recondensation noun The act or process of recondensing.
Recondense (rē`kŏn*dĕns") transitive verb To condense again.
[ Latin reconditus
, past participle of recondere
to put up again, to lay up, to conceal; prefix re-
re- + condere
to bring or lay together. See Abscond
.] 1. Hidden from the mental or intellectual view; secret; abstruse; as, recondite causes of things. 2. Dealing in things abstruse; profound; searching; as, recondite studies.
learning." Bp. Horsley.
Reconditory noun [ Late Latin reconditorium .] A repository; a storehouse. [ Obsolete] Ash.
Reconduct (rē`kŏn*dŭkt") transitive verb To conduct back or again. "A guide to reconduct thy steps." Dryden.
Reconfirm transitive verb [ Prefix re- + confirm : confer French reconfirmer .] To confirm anew. Clarendon.
Reconfort transitive verb [ French réconforter .] To recomfort; to comfort. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Reconjoin transitive verb To join or conjoin anew. Boyle.
Reconnoissance, Reconnaissance noun
[ French See Recognizance
.] The act of reconnoitering; preliminary examination or survey.
Specifically: (a) (Geol.) An examination or survey of a region in reference to its general geological character. (b) (Engineering) An examination of a region as to its general natural features, preparatory to a more particular survey for the purposes of triangulation, or of determining the location of a public work. (c) (Mil.) An examination of a territory, or of an enemy's position, for the purpose of obtaining information necessary for directing military operations; a preparatory expedition. Reconnoissance in force (Mil.)
, a demonstration or attack by a large force of troops for the purpose of discovering the position and strength of an enemy.
Reconnoiter, Reconnoitre transitive verb
[ French reconnoitre
, a former spelling of reconnaître
. See Recognize
.] 1. To examine with the eye to make a preliminary examination or survey of; esp., to survey with a view to military or engineering operations. 2. To recognize.
[ Obsolete] Sir H. Walpole.
Reconquer transitive verb [ Prefix re- + conquer : confer French reconquérir .] To conquer again; to recover by conquest; as, to reconquer a revolted province.
Reconquest noun A second conquest.
Reconsecrate transitive verb To consecrate anew or again.
Reconsecration noun Renewed consecration.
Reconsider transitive verb
1. To consider again; as, to reconsider a subject. 2. (Parliamentary Practice) To take up for renewed consideration, as a motion or a vote which has been previously acted upon.
Reconsideration noun The act of reconsidering, or the state of being reconsidered; as, the reconsideration of a vote in a legislative body.
Reconsolate transitive verb To console or comfort again. [ Obsolete] Sir H. Wotton.
Reconsolidate transitive verb To consolidate anew or again.
Reconsolidation noun The act or process of reconsolidating; the state of being reconsolidated.
Reconstruct transitive verb To construct again; to rebuild; to remodel; to form again or anew.
Regiments had been dissolved and reconstructed . Macaulay.
1. The act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed. 2. (U.S. Politics) The act or process of reorganizing the governments of the States which had passed ordinances of secession, and of reëstablishing their constitutional relations to the national government, after the close of the Civil War.
Reconstructive adjective Reconstructing; tending to reconstruct; as, a reconstructive policy.
Recontinuance noun The act or state of recontinuing.
Recontinue transitive verb & i. To continue anew.
Reconvene transitive verb & i. To convene or assemble again; to call or come together again.
Reconvention noun (Civil Law) A cross demand; an action brought by the defendant against the plaintiff before the same judge. Burrill. Bouvier.
Reconversion noun A second conversion.
Reconvert transitive verb To convert again. Milton.
Reconvert noun A person who has been reconverted. Gladstone.
Reconvertible adjective (Chemistry) Capable of being reconverted; convertible again to the original form or condition.
Reconvey transitive verb
1. To convey back or to the former place; as, to reconvey goods. 2. To transfer back to a former owner; as, to reconvey an estate.
Reconveyance noun Act of reconveying.
Recopy transitive verb To copy again.
Record transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Recorded
; present participle & verbal noun Recording
.] [ Middle English recorden
to repeat, remind, French recorder
, from Latin recordari
to remember; prefix re-
re- + cor
, the heart or mind. See Cordial
.] 1. To recall to mind; to recollect; to remember; to meditate.
[ Obsolete] "I it you record
." Chaucer. 2. To repeat; to recite; to sing or play.
They longed to see the day, to hear the lark Fairfax. 3. To preserve the memory of, by committing to writing, to printing, to inscription, or the like; to make note of; to write or enter in a book or on parchment, for the purpose of preserving authentic evidence of; to register; to enroll; as, to record the proceedings of a court; to record historical events.
Record her hymns, and chant her carols blest.
Those things that are recorded of him . . . are written in the chronicles of the kings. 1 Esd. i. 42. To record a deed
, etc., to have a copy of the same entered in the records of the office designated by law, for the information of the public.
Record intransitive verb 1. To reflect; to ponder.
Praying all the way, and recording upon the words which he before had read. Fuller. 2. To sing or repeat a tune.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
Whether the birds or she recorded best. W. Browne.
[ Old French recort
, remembrance, attestation, record. See Record
, transitive verb
] 1. A writing by which some act or event, or a number of acts or events, is recorded; a register; as, a record of the acts of the Hebrew kings; a record of the variations of temperature during a certain time; a family record . 2.
Especially: (a) An official contemporaneous writing by which the acts of some public body, or public officer, are recorded; as, a record of city ordinances; the records of the receiver of taxes. (b) An authentic official copy of a document which has been entered in a book, or deposited in the keeping of some officer designated by law. (c) An official contemporaneous memorandum stating the proceedings of a court of justice; a judicial record. (d) The various legal papers used in a case, together with memoranda of the proceedings of the court; as, it is not permissible to allege facts not in the record . 3. Testimony; witness; attestation.
John bare record , saying. John i. 32. 4. That which serves to perpetuate a knowledge of acts or events; a monument; a memorial. 5. That which has been, or might be, recorded; the known facts in the course, progress, or duration of anything, as in the life of a public man; as, a politician with a good or a bad record . 6. That which has been publicly achieved in any kind of competitive sport as recorded in some authoritative manner, as the time made by a winning horse in a race. Court of record
r...*k...rd" in Eng.
), a court whose acts and judicial proceedings are written on parchment or in books for a perpetual memorial.
-- Debt of record
, a debt which appears to be due by the evidence of a court of record, as upon a judgment or a cognizance.
-- Trial by record
, a trial which is had when a matter of record is pleaded, and the opposite party pleads that there is no such record. In this case the trial is by inspection of the record itself, no other evidence being admissible. Blackstone.
-- To beat
, or break
, the record (Sporting)
, to surpass any performance of like kind as authoritatively recorded; as, to break the record in a walking match.
Recordance noun Remembrance. [ Obsolete]
[ Latin recordatio
: confer F. recordation
. See Record
, transitive verb
] Remembrance; recollection; also, a record.
[ Obsolete] Shak.
1. One who records; specifically, a person whose official duty it is to make a record of writings or transactions. 2. The title of the chief judical officer of some cities and boroughs; also, of the chief justice of an East Indian settlement. The Recorder of London is judge of the Lord Mayor's Court, and one of the commissioners of the Central Criminal Court. 3. (Mus.) A kind of wind instrument resembling the flageolet. [ Obsolete] "Flutes and soft recorders ." Milton.
Recordership noun The office of a recorder.
Recording adjective Keeping a record or a register; as, a recording secretary; -- applied to numerous instruments with an automatic appliance which makes a record of their action; as, a recording gauge or telegraph.
Recorporification noun The act of investing again with a body; the state of being furnished anew with a body. [ R.] Boyle.
Recouch intransitive verb [ Prefix re- + couch : confer French recoucher .] To retire again to a couch; to lie down again. [ Obsolete] Sir H. Wotton.