Definition of reconcile
- reconciled the factions
- reconcile an ideal with reality
- was reconciled to hardship
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It can be difficult to reconcile your ideals with reality.
historians have never been able to reconcile the two eyewitness accounts of the battle
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to find a way of making (two different ideas, facts, etc.) exist or be true at the same time
: to cause people or groups to become friendly again after an argument or disagreement
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