Definition of reconciliation in English:

reconciliation

noun

  • 1The restoration of friendly relations.

    ‘his reconciliation with your uncle’
    count noun ‘the earl was seeking a reconciliation with his wife’
    • ‘The reconciliation of which Paul speaks is possible only through the action of God in Christ Jesus.’
    • ‘We expect Japan will have a reciprocal attitude toward Roh's forward-looking gestures for reconciliation.’
    • ‘I find it hard to phantom him being opposed to the idea of national reconciliation.’
    • ‘Practical reconciliation has become the accepted Aboriginal policy.’
    • ‘It is not uncommon for strategists of reconciliation to mobilise the notion of sharing.’
    • ‘Officials seem to believe that once the refugees have gone home reconciliation has been completed.’
    • ‘Indeed, some wonder whether a reconciliation is possible that would combine the best of both worlds.’
    • ‘Without resurrection, there can never be any final reconciliation.’
    • ‘Hsieh said public opinion polls showed that over 70 percent supported reconciliation between political parties.’
    • ‘Joan has been estranged from Christopher for more then 20 years, despite repeated efforts at a reconciliation.’
    • ‘The scholastics developed the theological base for this form of private reconciliation.’
    • ‘However, the dialogue is more than a moment of reconciliation.’
    • ‘I considered it about the right time to bring about a proper reconciliation.’
    • ‘Chen said the summit's message was that reconciliation must be on the basis of goodwill on both sides.’
    • ‘Rio Tinto chairman, Robert Wilson, spoke of "reconciliation" with Union employees.’
    • ‘Government efforts at facilitating reconciliation have been half-hearted at best.’
    • ‘I urged them to work together for reconciliation.’
    • ‘I was convinced then that the Vietnam War Memorial is a great place for reconciliation.’
    • ‘The visit, the latest surprise by the maverick prelate, could lead to a last-minute personal reconciliation with the Vatican.’
    • ‘Fifth, implicit reconciliation can come about through the help of a third party.’
    reuniting, reunion, bringing together (again), bringing back together again, conciliation, reconcilement
    resolution, settlement, rectification
    restoration of friendly relations, restoration of harmony, agreement, compromise, understanding, peace, an end to hostilities, amity, concord
    harmonizing, harmonization, synthesis, squaring, adjustment, balancing
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  • 2The action of making one view or belief compatible with another.

    ‘any possibility of reconciliation between such clearly opposed positions’
    • ‘The process of reconciliation of the high-tech vs. low-tech paradox was spectacularly demonstrated by a New York Times report about the Al Qaeda's regrouping efforts using the Internet.’
  • 3The action of making financial accounts consistent; harmonization.

    ‘the reconciliation process should be consistent with the business strategy’
    • ‘Some companies use pre-assignment estimates, accrual, and quarterly reconciliation processes in an effort to get closer to tracking and managing the total costs.’
    • ‘Fennell also referred to the council's bank overdraft position as was stated in annexure B of its bank reconciliation report on April 30.’
    • ‘Around February 28, 2000, Mr. Vucenovic delivered an expense and realty tax reconciliation statement for the year 1999 to the tenants.’

Pronunciation

reconciliation

/ˌrɛk(ə)nsɪlɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/