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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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We have been living moments of hope and optimism, and this confirms our capability of reaching understandings among each other," Aridi said, deeming this an outright proof that the Lebanese enjoy a great will and desire en route to an understanding.
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"We have no contacts with anyone about reaching understandings on this treaty," Al Erian said.
"One can dream, and imagine, but the reality on the ground is that we are still a long way from reaching understandings and agreements on the creation of a Palestinian state by 2012," Lieberman said.
Competent Authority to work toward reaching understandings with our major treaty partners regarding the threshold for creating a permanent establishment (particularly in the service industry) and the acceptability of taxpayer-initiated "compensating adjustments" pursuant to the temporary regulations under section 482 of the Internal Revenue Code.
He referred to the role of the Transitional Military Council in engaging in negotiation with the Forces of Freedom and Change toward reaching understandings, adding that they are not advocates of war, but opposed to the sabotage acts and anarchy.
Al-Riyadh newspaper in its editorial on energy said that the Kingdom and Russia have achieved extraordinary and unique success, not only for themselves; but in reaching understandings that serve the global economy and oil-producing and consuming countries.
The AU office said the talks are aimed at reaching understandings on pending issues.
In a statement to Omdurman Radio , Ismail indicated to contact with movements and opposing organizations in Darfur-Blue Nile and South Kordofan for reaching understandings over realization of stability , peace and security across the country.
He pointed to the possibility for reaching understandings with the opposition on elections dates when the issue is discussed in the national dialogue, affirming that constitutionality of holding elections as scheduled is not a barrier to reaching an agreement.
28 (SUNA) - Member of the External Relations Committee of the National Dialogue Conference for the Democratic Unionist Party, Al-Samani Al-Wasila, pointed out that dialogue is a mechanism for reaching understandings on all issues and identifying visions of all parties for reaching an outcome that is suitable for a better future.
The two sides embarked on studying the document presented by the Mediation in November, 2015 and that points of difference were determined and a serious discussion was held for reaching understandings over such issues.
Yassir Arman underscored the People's Movement desire to work with open heart for reaching understandings to end the war and to work for resolving the differences peacefully.
Meanwhile, head of the delegation said that their visit is aimed for reaching understandings with the government on the humanitarian aid, referring to the cooperation of the government in this regard.