reconcile with (someone or something)

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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 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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In other words, our Church always opens her door of mercy and reconciles us with God by teaching us to live a Christ-like life.
DR GERAINT TUDUR, GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE UNION OF WELSH INDEPENDENT CHURCHES Christmas is the season to celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ as the Saviour of the world, who reconciles us with God and with each other.
In a city called Jerusalem,on a hill called called Golgotha,at three o'clock in the afternoon one Friday in Spring the Son of God died,and he died in such a way that he reconciles us with God his Father and with one another.
Love the earth from which we all come and remember, as Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel writes in I am my Body: New Waves of Embodiment (Continuum, 1995): "The earth into which the dead bodies are lowered reconciles us with mortality because it keeps something of immortality hidden in itself.