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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 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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Moscow: Kniga, 1990); Manon de Courten, History, Sophia, and the Russian Nation: A Reassessment of Vladimir Solov'ev's Views on History and His Social Commitment (Bern: Peter Lang, 2004); Wil van den Bercken, de Courten, and Evert van der Zweerde, Vladimir Solov'ev: Reconciler and Polemicist (Leuven, Belgium: Peeters, 2000); Lilianna Kiezik, "Investigation on V.
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.
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).
The September 12, 2006, lecture at Regensburg, in which he quoted the medieval source that supports a view of Islam as inherently violent and irrational, seemed at first to displace the image of the post-Vatican II papacy as a reconciler among the nations.
15) This habit of using Gothic style as an instrument of thought--and of seeing it as a reconciler of terms that are ordinarily in opposition to each other--is reproduced in G.
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.
Attempting to be a reconciler, Marsh never publicly criticized Stanley and chose to continue expressions of optimism.
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.
Trevor Beeson has looked at HCN 'Bill' Williams, whom he dubs the reconciler.