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reconcile

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˈrekənsaɪl/
ACCOUNTING to compare different financial accounts, amounts, etc. in order to check that they add up to the same total or to explain any differences between them: They've got all the paperwork and they're now trying to reconcile the various figures. reconcile sth with sth We need to reconcile all transactions with the bank statements and cancelled cheques. I just couldn't get the numbers to reconcile.
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