Boon
How can I use ‘reconcile’ properly
I’m confused by it kinda stuck here and struggling to comprehend it
For instance
I find it difficult to reconcile a relationship and work .
So yeah I wanted to ask was it right
please correct me if you find it wrong
and please give me some examples for the word reconcile if you have a better way to help me understanding
Jun 4, 2020 12:28 PM
Comments · 4
Hi Boon,
 
Yes I think you have used it properly in your example as as you put to my mind correctly, reconciling a relationship and a career can sometimes be a difficult task.
 
According to the Cambridge Dictionary:
 
1) To reconcile means: to <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/find" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">find</a> a way in which two <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/situation" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">situations</a> or <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/belief" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">beliefs</a> that are <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/opposed" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">opposed</a> to each other can <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/agree" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">agree</a> and <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/exist" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">exist</a> together.
 
Some examples:
 
·        Sometimes it's difficult to reconcile science and religion
·        How can you reconcile the idea of protecting the environment when you never use public transport to get about?
 
2) When two <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/people" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black; background-color: rgb(221, 250, 255);">people</a> are reconciled, they <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/become" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black; background-color: rgb(221, 250, 255);">become</a> <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/friendly" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black; background-color: rgb(221, 250, 255);">friendly</a> again after they have <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/argue" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black; background-color: rgb(221, 250, 255);">argued</a>:
 
An example:
 
Finally yesterday the two groups decided to reconcile with each other after five years without speaking.

3) To reconcile yourself to a <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/situation" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">situation</a> is to <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/accept" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">accept</a> it <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/even" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">even</a> if it is <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/unpleasant" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">unpleasant</a> or <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/pain" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">painful</a>, because it cannot be <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/changed" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">changed</a>:
 
For example:

He has reconciled himself to the <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/loss" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">loss</a> of his job and is <a href="https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/moving" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" style="color: black;">moving</a> on.
 
I hope this helps:) 

June 4, 2020
"Reconcile" is a good word.
It means to restore a friendly relationship between 2 people, or 2 things.
For example:
"The husband and wife, who had separated for a few months, decided to reconcile."
or
"I need to reconcile my love for video games with my need for sleep."
or
"How will those two countries reconcile the conflict?"
June 4, 2020
Using the word “reconcile” in your example implies that you believe that work and a relationship are in conflict. So if everybody at work was in a successful relationship, it wouldn’t be the right word. You might say “balance” instead.

”Reconcile” is also a bookkeeping term. I reconcile my bank statement and my Quickbooks file every month. (Verify the consistency and accuracy of the entries)
June 4, 2020
appreciate you guys
can’t thanks enough
June 4, 2020
Boon
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