Reconcile for or with

Max_author_to_be

Member
English - Australian
(fiction writing) The person has good, but untold, feelings for Jessica and is returning to a place to see her: "...where he may conconcile his feelings for/with Jessica."

Is there any difference in interpretation between for and with? Does reconcile convey the intended meaning that the person wants to make his feelings know?
 
  • grubble

    Senior Member
    British English
    He can reconcile with Jessica

    He can reconcile his differences with Jessica

    He might be able to reconcile his feelings with Jessica's (feelings)

    He might be able to reconcile his feelings with his opposing best interests

    but I don't think he can reconcile his feelings with Jessica
     

    Thomas Veil

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    The "for" goes with "feelings", not "reconcile". And "reconcile" doesn't mean "make known", but "make harmonious" or "deal with conflict".
     
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