reconciliation - definition and synonyms

noun [singular/uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    a new and friendly relationship with someone who you argued with or fought with

    The couple have separated and a reconciliation is unlikely.

    Peace can only be achieved through reconciliation.

  2. 2
    a way of making it possible for ideas, beliefs, needs etc that are opposed to each other to exist together

    How can we achieve a reconciliation between theory and practice?