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reconciliation

noun uk   /ˌrek.ənˌsɪl.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  
[C or U] a situation in which two people or groups of people become friendly again after they have argued: It took hours of negotiations to bring about a reconciliation between the two sides. [U] the process of making two opposite beliefs, ideas, or situations agree
Translations of “reconciliation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 和解, 和好, 修好…
in Russian примирение, согласование…
in Turkish barışma, uzlaşma, barışma/uzlaşma eylemi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 和解, 和好, 修好…
in Polish zgoda, pojednanie, pogodzenie…
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