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

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Though phronesis can serve as a reconciler, connecting theoria to praxis, it cannot be eudaimonia, as it is not for its own sake but only functional, its function being to make this very connection.
Manon de Courten wrote a significant study of Solov'ev's social philosophy and view of history, and a substantial edited volume, Solov'ev as Reconciler and Polemicist, included a variety of articles reevaluating Solov'ev and proposing a "deconstruction and normalization" of Solov'ev's thought.
Limb does not overlook limitations of Mandela's presidency such as his acceptance of funding from the Indonesian dictator Suharto, lack of action on AIDS, or controversial adoption of neoliberal economics, but he focuses on Mandela as transformer and reconciler, not problems such as continued political intolerance, creeping centralization, corruption, soaring violent crime, or Mandela's much-criticized loyalty to old comrades, who were sometimes retained in office when they needed to go.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the great reconciler, we also live with the daily reality that reconciliation within the Anglican Church of Canada seems tentative at best.
It is an investigative body, a prosecutor, a reconciler. I really am not sure.
Jesus, of course, is the "ultimate reconciler" who not only prayed that Christians might be united, but demonstrated (for example, with the "woman at the well") that arrogance and paternalism were not the answers.
Read virtually any newspaper story/analysis and the consensus is that McCain has a strong pro-life record on abortion (which is true) and that Obama, reflecting his reconciler spirit, is the very embodiment of middle-of-the-roadism (which is decidedly not true).
Anaka, and then appreciation became my current, somewhat uneasy sense that Norman Mailer is one of Emerson's two literary desiderata: "Time and nature yield us many gifts, but not yet the timely man, the new religion, the reconciler whom all things await" ("The Poet").
It was still a time when almost everyone assumed that a sacrificial death was required for a mediator or reconciler to appease God with a unique sacrifice (Finlan 70-71).
He saw himself as a negotiator and a reconciler, and the record shows it: he did not write a single piece of major legislation in his entire career.
5), the mixed use of elements of both Zion theology and Sinai theology in Micah are examined, and the conclusion is drawn that Micah is simply being sensitive to his constituency, "the people of the land." These people, victims of the oppression and taxation of the Jerusalem establishment, are willing to accept the more positive image of David as "shepherd and reconciler," who might rule in the more limited terms of the Sinai theology.
Matt, a 20th-century reconciler of Jewish mysticism with modern cosmology, affirms the amazing foresight shown by this liturgical statement.
In a reading that does more justice to the poet as integrator and reconciler, Psaki understands Dante to have imagined a redemptive eroticism that legitimizes the unique love that Dante experienced for his Beatrice--a love that is erotic while simultaneously being blessed and even salvific.
Trevor Beeson has looked at HCN 'Bill' Williams, whom he dubs the reconciler.