reconcile

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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.
See also: become, reconcile

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.
See also: reconcile, to

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.
See also: reconcile, to

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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However, God 4) forgives sins when sinners accept His saving grace and 5) immediately reconciles with sinners without first needing to restore trust toward sinners.
One might ask why God wants to reconcile with sinners if He already knows the future.
"Sometimes," he said, "I see that certain people realize that God is quick to reconcile with a repentant sinner.
He explained it this way: "People who have committed grave injustices against other people learn that the offended too often will not forgive nor reconcile. The injustice is too great to handle.
However, this does not confuse the essence of interpersonal reconciliation that requires the restoration of trust; people do not reconcile in the same way that God does with sinners.
Dorothea attempts to break free of those limits commonly ascribed to the social lot of women, but the strength of 'her full nature' (896) is diverted by marriage, and she is 'absorbed into the life of another' (894) impelled by the conditions of her day, but she does not relinquish her search for goodness and greatness, and reconciles herself to being satisfied with less than she aspired to.
He cannot reconcile his former self with the new one.
Consequently, we have to learn how to reconcile ourselves to what we can achieve even though that is much less than what we originally aspired to.
"Bee Pollen and Oil of Evening Primrose" marks a dramatic shift in events, as the family strives to reconcile life before the kidnapping and after Sonny is found.
"The interpretation reconciles the two statements."
He will reportedly count on Venezuelan aid, even while he continues to reconcile with the US.