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become reconciled with (someone or something)

To forgive, accept, or make peace with someone, something, or some situation. I haven't spoken to my brother in 10 years, but I still hope to become reconciled with him some day.
See also: become, reconcile

reconcile (oneself) to (something)

To accept or come to terms with something one must deal with, especially an undesirable, difficult, or troubling situation or set of circumstances. We had finally reconciled ourselves to a life without children, when against all odds Linda managed to become pregnant! I've reconciled myself to never truly loving my job.
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reconcile with (someone or something)

1. To forgive, accept, or make peace with someone. I haven't spoken to my brother in 10 years, but I still hope to reconcile with him some day. Is there any hope of reconciling with your wife, or is the marriage truly beyond repair?
2. To cause or compel someone to forgive, accept, or make peace with someone else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "reconcile" and "with." We brought Tom up to New York to reconcile him with Sarah once and for all. Becoming a mother really helped reconcile me with my own mom, because I finally understood so much of what she was going through back then.
3. To make two or more things compatible, consistent, acceptable, or harmonious. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "reconcile" and "with." The film has a hard time reconciling it's bizarre, off-the-walls plot with its incredibly serious tone and characterizations. I'm trying to reconcile the numbers in the financial statements you've provided with the transactions recorded in your accounts.
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reconcile oneself to something

to grow to feel comfortable with an undesirable or challenging situation. John reconciled himself to living alone. Anne reconciled herself to having to wear glasses.
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reconcile something with something

to bring something into harmony, accord, or balance with something. The accountants were not able to reconcile the expense claims with the receipts that had been turned in. I can't reconcile your story with those of the other witnesses.
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However, this does not confuse the essence of interpersonal reconciliation that requires the restoration of trust; people do not reconcile in the same way that God does with sinners.
We did not reconcile with a group, party, sect, entity or faction.
Being able to reconcile 100% of our claims really helps me to know exactly what claims are not being paid," Callahan adds.
Jordan urged Peter to reconcile telling him: "Please give me another chance.
Observing ultimately it is the Afghan government who has to make determinations of these things, Morrell said: "We as a government do not believe that Mullah Omar is somebody you reconcile with.
The six young men from Cafe Reconcile included at least one who entered the six-week program fresh from the local jail.
This solution allows business units to reconcile balances directly with one another all the way to invoice-level matching in real time.
Though MacDuffie has no problem with fast thinking, fast-talking Susan, preconceived notions of the established secondary characters make certain accents hard to reconcile.
I feel it is time for the church to reconcile with married priests," said the 76-year-old archbishop, who has recently rejoined his wife, according to the Associated Press.
Companies need to reconcile all accounts that could contain a significant or material misstatement and post all necessary adjustments to the general ledger in a timely manner rather than allowing their external auditor to identify such misstatements during its review of the company's SEC filings.
This qualitative study examines the influences upon women who have separated from a romantic partner and consequently decided to reconcile.
To help prevent medication errors, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) encourages healthcare organizations to reconcile a patient's medications as the patient transitions from one care setting, service, practitioner or level of care to another.
The following issues were identified and addressed in some of the operational areas in order to reconcile the run-off business and handle the start-anew business properly.
He's] trying to reconcile these seemingly conflicting identities.