reconcile with

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 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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In an interview with ITV's Lorraine Kelly, the X Factor singer said he has tried to reconcile with his brother, and hope they will be able to, but his brother has changed his number years after the pair fell out.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Minister for Reconciliation Ali Haidar stated that people living in Idlib are welcome to reconcile with the government.
SOME shareholders of Oando Plc on Wednesday cautioned its management against moves to reconcile with Ansbury Investments Incorporated, owned by Mr Gabriele Volpi.
"We are 200 percent willing to reconcile with BBQ," Park said.
The amendment stipulates that it is permissible to reconcile with defendants accused of criminal offenses and misdemeanors punishable by law after the payment of a fine.
Hussain went to his in-law's house to reconcile with his wife, but when she refused to return home with him, he allegedly cut off the tip of her nose with a sharp knife, District Police Officer (DPO) Ahmed Nawaz Cheema told media.
One might ask why God wants to reconcile with sinners if He already knows the future.
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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.
PTI workers said that they want to reconcile with MQM but history of MQM proves that it is not trustworthy.
The husband, security guard Gregorio Caminade, 32, reportedly got made when his wife, Rhea Mae, 35, refused to reconcile with him after months of being separated.
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.
She said if she could reconcile with a person from another race that was responsible for the killing of her daughter, how come such courage to forgive would be difficult between South Sudanese tribes who share the same race and destiny?
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.
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."