reconcile (oneself) to (something)

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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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It is so difficult to reconcile myself to letting him go away alone.
If you'll only call me Anne spelled with an E I shall try to reconcile myself to not being called Cordelia."
"Oh, I suppose I must reconcile myself to being the odd one again," said poor Leslie with another bitter laugh.
Oldfield, she has given him to understand that I have refused his offer, not from any dislike of his person, but merely because I am giddy and young, and cannot at present reconcile myself to the thoughts of marriage under any circumstances: but by next season, she has no doubt, I shall have more sense, and hopes my girlish fancies will be worn away.
I cannot reconcile myself to this idea -- it would madden me.
And why cannot I reconcile myself to the prospect of death?
that those men were enemies to my life, and would devour me if they could; that it was self-preservation, in the highest degree, to deliver myself from this death of a life, and was acting in my own defence as much as if they were actually assaulting me, and the like; I say though these things argued for it, yet the thoughts of shedding human blood for my deliverance were very terrible to me, and such as I could by no means reconcile myself to for a great while.
I couldn't reconcile myself to being a fulltime housewife," Meenu, who is a nurse in a local hospital, told Arab News.
'And above all, my I am totally unable to reconcile myself to a national leadership that offers no redeeming moral beacons I am here with you today; to announce withdrawal of membership of the All Progressives Congress and the return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)' Tambuwal further explained.
I still cannot reconcile myself to what has happened to my little girl," he said.
"That was something which I could not reconcile myself to. That I was as good as an illiterate.
She added: "They wanted me to give up my house, declare bankruptcy, sign on the dole and to reconcile myself to being a single mother, on benefits and on the breadline.
Omar Abdullah told a TV news channel, "As a human being, I find it very difficult to reconcile myself to the fact that we executed a person who wasn't given the opportunity to see his family for the last time...
I will reconcile myself to the fact that if I can't walk properly in a pair of shoes in the shop, I will never be able to walk properly in them no matter how many in-soles, party feet and heel grips I stick in them.
I cannot reconcile myself to playing sport in a country which is segregated by apartheid."