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English definition of “reconcile”

reconcile

verb [T]     /ˈrekənsaɪl/
to make two different ideas, beliefs, or situations agree or able to exist together: It is sometimes difficult to reconcile science and religion. How can you reconcile your love of animals with your habit of eating them?Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approvalActing, being or existing together
be reconciled (with sb) to become friendly with someone after you have argued with them: I doubt that I'll ever be reconciled with my ex-husband.FriendlyMaking and accepting apologies
(Definition of reconcile verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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