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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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Turkey had reached an understanding with the European Union to prevent illegal immigration via its lands and territorial waters.
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.
Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said that the government has reached an understanding with central bank governor, Erdem Basci.
Speaking on the occasion, Seth Akbar said APTMA had reached an understanding with the Chinese Machinery Engineering Corporation for setting up of a 330MW coal-fired power plant.
Meanwhile, the government has reached an understanding with the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that the former will ensure a financial package for the Seemandhra region, while the latter will not go ahead with the amendments it has moved.
KARACHI -- MCB Bank Limited has reached an understanding with the majority shareholders of Burj Bank Limited to invest in new and existing shares.
Hamas, which seized the Gaza Strip from forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007, says it has reached an understanding with other militant groups to halt rocket fire.
Revett Minerals Inc (TSX: RVM), a US-based mineral exploration company, has reached an understanding with Trafigura AG to restructure a debt obligation.
Disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, currently under house arrest in Islamabad, has reached an understanding with the government on relaxing some restrictions of his detention imposed over four years ago, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Ambulance service chief executive Simon Featherstone said: "I am pleased that we have reached an understanding with Unison officials over this long-running issue which I hope will go some way towards allaying public concerns.
NEAS chief executive Simon Featherstone said last night: "I am pleased that we have reached an understanding with Unison officials tonight over this long-running issue - which I hope will go some way towards allaying public concerns.
To make a long story short, Hayes's people reached an understanding with Southern Democrats who installed him in the White House and removed what was left of the Union forces from Southern capitals.
"DuPont has long maintained that the most effective way to address the issue of elevated blood lead levels in children is through education, awareness and targeted action--not litigation...I am pleased that we have reached an understanding with the Attorney General that is wholly consistent with this position," said Mobley.
A statement read: "Red Bull Racing confirms that it has reached an understanding with FOA (Formula One Administration) to prolong the current Concorde Agreement from 2008 until 2012."