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.

4. To adjust; to settle; as, to reconcile differences.

Syn. — To reunite; conciliate; placate; propitiate; pacify; appease.

(Rec"on*cile`), v. i. To become reconciled. [Obs.]

(Rec"on*cile`ment) n. Reconciliation. Milton.

(Rec"on*ci`ler) n. One who reconciles.

(Rec`on*cil`i*a"tion) n. [F. réconciliation, L. 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.

(Rec`on*cil"i*a*to*ry) a. Serving or tending to reconcile. Bp. Hall.

(Re*con`den*sa"tion) n. The act or process of recondensing.

(Re`con*dense") v. t. To condense again.

(Rec"on*dite) a. [L. reconditus, p. p. of recondere to put up again, to lay up, to conceal; pref. 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. "Recondite learning." Bp. Horsley.

(Re*con"di*to*ry) n. [LL. reconditorium.] A repository; a storehouse. [Obs.] Ash.

(Re`con*duct") v. t. To conduct back or again. "A guide to reconduct thy steps." Dryden.

(Re`con*firm") v. t. [Pref. re- + confirm: cf. F. reconfirmer.] To confirm anew. Clarendon.

(Re`con*fort") v. t. [F. réconforter.] To recomfort; to comfort. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Re`con*join") v. t. To join or conjoin anew. Boyle.

(Re*con"nois*sance, Re*con"nais*sance) (r?- k?n"n?s-s?ns), n. [F. 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) (Engin.) 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.

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