Reconciliation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌrekənsɪliˈeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word reconciliation
Brit.  |ˌrɛk(ə)nsɪlɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word reconciliation

noun

- the reestablishing of cordial relations (syn: rapprochement)
- getting two things to correspond(syn: balancing)

the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement

Examples

He contacted us in hopes of a reconciliation.

Her ex-husband had always hoped for a reconciliation.

The meeting achieved a reconciliation between the groups.

The treaty has brought a new spirit of reconciliation on both sides.

The leadership announced a programme of national reconciliation (=an attempt by all sides to end a war or trouble in a country).

the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement

Signing the trade agreement was praised as an act of reconciliation.

Events trend towards a reconciliation.

She hadn't told Julie about her hopes for a reconciliation with Ross.

Reconciliation services can take the heat out of (=reduce the anger in) the dispute.

Bank reconciliation means balancing your book balance with your bank balance.

took the initial step toward reconciliation

but wroth as he was, a short struggle ended in reconciliation

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