reconcile with (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Alalaong baga, in Jesus' death and resurrection, God takes the initiative to reconcile us with Him.
I wagered on time, in the hope that we would one day sail in the direction of civilized Arabism that would reconcile us with the present, and spare us from the discourse of daggers and graves, and decay and obscurity.
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If Shakespeare could come back and write a play set in contemporary Palestine or Afghanistan, he wouldn't be able to reconcile us with our enemies.
The development of adequate theories is part of the theological task of "faith in search of understanding." The central claim of the Christian tradition is that the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ reconcile us with Cod.
That next cosmic leap, which we all hope will happen soon, will be triggered by a kicking-in of the imagination, a wild leap of wonder, that will shake us like fresh seeds for a new round in the universe and reconcile us with each other so that we can at last make ourselves at home here.