make (one's) peace with (someone or something)

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make (one's) peace with (someone or something)

To reconcile or come to terms with a person or thing that was a previous source of stress, conflict, regret, etc. After years of not speaking, Janie finally made her peace with her sister. You need to make your peace with the fact that your first business didn't succeed. There will be other chances. I used to regret what happened, but I've made my peace with my decision now.
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make peace with (someone or something)

To reconcile or come to terms with a person or thing that was a previous source of stress, conflict, regret, etc. After years of not speaking, Janie finally made peace with her sister. You need to make peace with the fact that your first business didn't succeed. There will be other chances. I used to regret what happened, but I've made peace with my decision now.
See also: make, peace
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

make one's peace with

Reconcile oneself to, bring about friendly relations with, as in He's repented and made his peace with God. This expression was first recorded about 1315. Also see make peace.
See also: make, peace
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

make (one's) peace with

To bring oneself to accept; reconcile oneself to.
See also: make, peace
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Marine who comes home from Vietnam and makes peace with his father.
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