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reconcile

verb [T] uk   /ˈrek.ən.saɪl/ us  
C2 to find a way in which two situations or beliefs that are opposed to each other can agree and exist together: It is sometimes difficult to reconcile science and religion. It's difficult to reconcile such different points of view. How can you reconcile your fur coat and/with your love of animals?be reconciled When two people are reconciled, they become friendly again after they have argued: They were finally reconciled with each other, after not speaking for nearly five years.
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