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as in:  reconciled their differences

She reconciled her checking account statement.
  to bring into agreement

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reconciliation reconcile reconciled reconciling reconciliations reconciles reconcilable
Strongly Associated with:   irreconcilable
The exact meaning of this sense of this sense of reconcile is often subject to its context. For example:
  • "We reconciled our differences and are on friendly terms now." — settled or found a way to accept
  • "They did break up, but they reconciled since then." — made up
  • "I need to reconcile my goals with my abilities." — not try to do things that are beyond my reach; or not set goals that are not worthy of my ability
  • "I need to reconcile my checkbook." — get the checkbook numbers and the bank statement to agree
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  • She reconciled her checking account statement.
  • His job includes reconciling all accounts.
  • Atticus, trying to reconcile them, asked Helen would she take her husband back.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • It had been a tragic war of brothers whose issues were best forgotten in the interests of family reconciliation.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865

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  • It was a silent lunch, not especially a lunch of reunion or reconciliation.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Let us hope still for something that will bring reconciliation.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Mother and son, reconciled.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Somehow it was an idea to which I never could get reconciled.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • Over the years, I met Norman a few times and he always tried to reconcile, but I didn’t accept it.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • reconcile your friends
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet

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  • In my struggle to reconcile my two worlds, it was an essential asset.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Such welcome and unwelcome things at once
    ’Tis hard to reconcile.
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Then I would go into the attempt of the late medieval commentary to reconcile the diverse explanations of the commentaries.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • "reconciliation," she said. "Athena and Poseidon together."
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • It’s pleasant, is it not, to see so perfect a reconciliation?
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • ...reach out and begin to build between you a bridge of reconciliation.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • So Auntie had tried desperately to reconcile the family with the people;
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • There was a reconciliation of sorts.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • being reconciled to the prince your brother, I owe you all duty.
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • which I never could quite reconcile with present times.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • I’ll reconcile me to Polixenes;
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • A chorus sang of "peace on earth and mercy mild" and promised "God and sinners reconciled."
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • In the sundry church wars that were a living part of Maycomb Methodism, Herbert could be counted on as the one person to keep his head, talk sense, and reconcile the more primitive elements of the congregation with the Young Turk faction.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
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Associated words [difficulty]:   reconcile [2] , irreconcilable [5]
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