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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The two reconciled only after a lapse of ten years.
reconcile = to settle or resolve
The two made it up only after the lapse of ten years.
make it up = resolve a quarrel
Propitious now and reconciled by prayer.
reconcile = 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
The church [if defiled] is interdicted till it be reconciled [i.e., restored to sanctity] by the bishop.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God.
in someone’s stead = instead of
The great men among the ancients understood how to reconcile manual labor with affairs of state.
reconcile = To make consistent or congruous; to bring to agreement or suitableness
The people must reconcile themselves to a reduced standard of living.
reconcile = get used to, submit, surrender
How do you reconcile your principles with your behaviour?
reconcile = adapt, adjust, settle
You must to reconsile oneself to one's fate.
We became reconciled to our lot.
How can their aggressive actions be reconciled with their talk of peace?
You are trying to reconcile contraries.
He invented a dozen excuses for being absent from the lecture.
invent = fabricate = to concoct in order to deceive
He made up a dozen excuses for being absent from the lecture.
make up = devise a fiction or falsehood; invent
Thank you for your efforts.