reach an understanding with

reach an understanding with someone

 and come to an understanding (with someone)
to achieve a settlement or an agreement with someone. I hope we are able to reach an understanding with the commissioners. We were able to reach an understanding with Tony.
See also: reach, understanding
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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah blocked the way before Hariri's initiative when Nasrallah asked Aoun to reach an understanding with MP Sleiman Frangieh and Speaker Nabih Berri -- it's impossible," Janjanian said in an interview with Voice of Lebanon radio station Friday.
In an interview, he hoped to reach an understanding with the Swiss Government soon to get information about such money in their banks under a multi-lateral agreement.
Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad] Zarif says the world now wants to reach an understanding with Iran based on logic, dialogue and respect.
UN delegation arrives in Anbar ANBAR/ Aswat al-Iraq: Anbar Provincial Council member Mizhir al-Mulla announced today that an UN delegation arrived here to discuss political matters with the demonstrators and to reach an understanding with the central government.
MOSCOW, (SANA) -- Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin on Friday said that the western countries haven't shown readiness to reach an understanding with Moscow over some points of the draft resolution on Syria provided to the UN.
According to Liang, 'We hope the US and Europe can help us join the UNFCCC, and we also hope to reach an understanding with China.
Petersburg to try to reach an understanding with the elderly veterans.
Competent Authority should attempt to reach an understanding with our major treaty partners regarding recognition of the compensating adjustment mechanism.
To judge the appropriate scope of service to meet a client's needs and to reach an understanding with the client concerning engagement objectives, it is necessary to understand the client's goals and resources.
We are pleased to reach an understanding with the Communications Workers of America that will accommodate the PSCW's request," said Paul La Schiazza, president of SBC Ameritech Wisconsin.
Bud'' Ovrom saw the directive as a sign that the Glendale City Council wanted to reach an understanding with its neighbor, and he sought to set a new tone of good will.