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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.
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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.
The official suggested that president Salva Kiir should the same way late John Garang managed to reconcile and brought back all factions and leaders with whom he did not share the same views.
I find it difficult reconcile the 'Centre Parcs with the Cllr Steve Munby Lawrence Kenwright had said it was a "truly exciting plan" but insisted: "It is purely a proposal and we want to hear the views of the local community and the people of Liverpool more widely before we submit it for consideration."
The approach is meant to employ cheap, simple, easily available products to reconcile cellular issues.
If so, they may lose their 2015 APTC if they do not file a return and reconcile their APTCs received in 2014 with what they were entitled to receive for 2014.
Paddy Power go 2-1 that the two reconcile before the year is out.
Summary: Health Minister Wael Abu Faour called Sunday on the Druze community in Syria to reconcile with their countrymen in the Deraa province and rally around MP Walid Jumblatt.
Created in 2002 as Paris's anti-museum and expanded to 236,000 square feet in 2012, Le Palais is intended to reconcile the City of Light with contemporary art, just as Israeli-born Arad has reconciled design and art with limited-edition pieces commanding up to six figures at auction.
Complainants able to reconcile with the other party during the first hearing can claim a refund of three-quarters of the amount they paid to file the lawsuit.
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has started issuing notices to reconcile withholding statements under rule 44(4) of the Income Tax Rules, 2002, it is learnt on Friday.
The 'House of Cards' star, who is currently engaged to actor Ben Foster, added that she and Penn tried again and again to reconcile for the sake of their kids.
Respondents struggle to reconcile data, spending 442,000 hours in staff time per year or $22.7m manually reconciling and cleaning travel data.
We need to acknowledge the extent of our separation from God and our inability to reconcile ourselves.
Summary: JEDDAH: A presenter on an FM radio show inadvertently caused a young man and his fiancee to break their engagement despite her subsequent attempts to reconcile them.
Iraq's government said Monday it would not reconcile with members of Al-Qaeda or anyone who has killed Iraqis, but suggested it was open to talks with those who had fought American forces, Reuters reported.