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reach an understanding

To achieve some state of mutual agreement (with someone) about something, especially after a period of discussion, debate, negotiation, etc. I've reached an understanding with my ex-wife about how we'll handle raising the kids. We've tried to be diplomatic with the other party during these negotiations, but we're finding it possible to reach an understanding.
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The Government of the Kyrgyz Republic has reached an understanding with Centerra Gold Inc.
The development came after the Egyptian delegation reached an understanding on Sunday between Palestinian factions and Israeli authorities, including a cessation of hostilities, in a step that aims to improve the humanitarian situation.
In 2013, Pakistan and China had reached an understanding to develop the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to upgrade the physical connectivity infrastructure between the two countries and further enhance economic relations.
'We have reached an understanding after a lengthy deliberation which started one day back.'
ISLAMABAD:The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) agreed to withdraw a requisition notice for a session of the National Assembly (NA) on Monday.This development came after the party reached an understanding with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) with NA Speaker Asad Qaiser acting as a facilitator.
ISLAMABAD -- Government and opposition have reached an understanding to make the parliamentary legislation effective in order to resolve the issues of the people.
MULTAN -- The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the district administration have reached an understanding to set up an international women cricket academy at the Muslim School, Nishtar Road here.
It is understood Pogba has since held talks with Mourinho about his predicament and reached an understanding to put all talk of his future on hold for 12 months.
India and China had reached an understanding to develop Lipu Lake as a trade route during Modi's visit.
Vaxart, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing oral recombinant vaccines that are administered by tablet rather than by injection, announced today it has reached an understanding with the CAS Group under which East Hill, a major shareholder in Aviragen, will support the merger between Vaxart and Aviragen.
The frontier has been largely calm since March after the Saudi government reached an understanding with Yemen's Houthi group to stop firing across the border in a move that had paved the way for peace talks now underway in Kuwait, Channel News Asia reported.
Euro area finance chiefs had, in the previous session, looked to have reached an understanding regarding the need to offer Greece debt relief.
And you can see the condition of the people today," said the PTI leader speaking at a gathering of supporters in Banaras."If these people remain in power, the condition of Karachi will also stay the same," he said.Also read: PTI will not allow division of Karachi, says ImranImran urged citizens of Karachi to come out and vote for the PTI and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) in the local government elections in the city.The PTI and JI have reached an understanding to 'root out their opponent' the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the local bodies' elections in Karachi, scheduled to be held on December 5.The PTI leader, who arrived in Karachi last night to campaign for the LG polls, is also scheduled to attend a corner meeting at the Kukri Ground in Lyari later today.
When he confronts them, they cover up for each other - but have they finally reached an understanding? Tracy's mental state is far from healthy.
Last week, after a marathon talks in Switzerland, world powers and Iran has reached an understanding to further negotiate towards a final agreement.