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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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As a final point in this section, it seems important to note that while sinners are reconciled to God without needing to prove anything to gain God's trust, this does not imply that now forgiven sinners are licensed for a life of debauchery.
The singer and his actress wife briefly split in 2011, but reconciled and (http://www.
Salient provisions of the approved and reconciled version of the Bill contain, among others, the definition of torture in accordance with the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT) definition, the enumeration of acts of torture, duties of law enforcement agencies as regards education and information, and compensating and rehabilitating victims of torture and their families.
All high- and medium-risk accounts should be reconciled and all necessary general ledger reconciling adjustments recorded before the company's post-closing adjustment review process.
So those to be reconciled on Holy Thursday gathered on the Wednesday before the first Sunday of Lent.
It was imperative that these accounts be reconciled if the financial services department was to be successful in its collection efforts.
God] reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation: that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.
We asked who we are as people reconciled to God in Christ and, out of that reconciliation, how we are caught up in a context of continued reconciliation.
Congress required that the accounts be audited and reconciled before the Bureau of Indian Affairs transferred funds to a third party.
I simply couldn't relate Sullivan's tendency to graphic and verbal abstraction with his much more obviously masterful architectural contributions: the Lieber Meister's early reputation as 'the nation's most innovative high rise designer', and particularly the ease and conviction with which he reconciled vertical and horizontal themes in the high office buildings he designed in the last two decades of the nineteenth century.
Each military service has unique computer databases that must be reconciled internally.
This situation may ultimately be reconciled through managerial action.
After this initiation to divine knowledge, Rutherford has reconciled with his Jackson/Horus alter-ego and returns to Illinois to take his place on the farm as the Osiris god-king and father to a future generation.
As a first step, though, we need to acknowledge that the two poles can and indeed must be reconciled for the good of both.
Consequently, because of the interrelationship of the requested data, the quantitative calculations must be reconciled.