Definition of reconciliation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌrekənsɪliˈeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrekənsɪliˈeɪʃn//
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  1. 1[singular, uncountable] reconciliation (between A and B) | reconciliation (with somebody) an end to a disagreement and the start of a good relationship again Their change of policy brought about a reconciliation with Britain.
  2. 2[uncountable] reconciliation (between A and B) | reconciliation (with something) the process of making it possible for two different ideas, facts, etc. to exist together without being opposed to each other the reconciliation between environment and development
  3. Extra examples He is striving to bring about a reconciliation between the two conflicting sides. He sought reconciliation with those he had stolen from. In a bold gesture of reconciliation, the government released the rebel leader. She attempted reconciliation with her estranged brother. The pair are bravely attempting a reconciliation. The rebel leader called for reconciliation with the armed forces. They aimed to secure a lasting reconciliation between the two countries. the power of love to bring renewal and reconciliation
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