Definition of reconciliation in English:

reconciliation

Line breaks: rec¦on|cili|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛk(ə)nsɪlɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

1The restoration of friendly relations: his reconciliation with your uncle [count noun]: the earl was seeking a reconciliation with his wife
More example sentences
  • However, the dialogue is more than a moment of reconciliation.
  • Without resurrection, there can never be any final reconciliation.
  • Rio Tinto chairman, Robert Wilson, spoke of "reconciliation" with Union employees.
Synonyms
reuniting, reunion, bringing (back) together (again), conciliation, reconcilement; pacification, appeasement, placating, propitiation, mollificationresolution, settlement, rectification; settling, resolving, mending, remedyingrestoration of friendly relations, restoration of harmony, agreement, compromise, understanding, peace, an end to hostilities, amity, concord; Frenchrapprochement, détente
informal fence-mending
harmonizing, harmonization, synthesis, squaring, adjustment, balancing
2The action of making one view or belief compatible with another: any possibility of reconciliation between such clearly opposed positions
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  • The process of reconciliation of the high-tech vs. low-tech paradox was spectacularly demonstrated by a New York Times report about the Al Qaeda's regrouping efforts using the Internet.
3The action of making financial accounts consistent; harmonization: the reconciliation process should be consistent with the business strategy
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  • Fennell also referred to the council's bank overdraft position as was stated in annexure B of its bank reconciliation report on April 30.
  • Around February 28, 2000, Mr. Vucenovic delivered an expense and realty tax reconciliation statement for the year 1999 to the tenants.
  • Some companies use pre-assignment estimates, accrual, and quarterly reconciliation processes in an effort to get closer to tracking and managing the total costs.

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