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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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The reconciliatory committee after looking at NATOP's constitution, resolved that the committee has looked at the constitution, that a quorum was formed for the AGM based on the constitution; on the issue of the account, the committee resolved that the executives should go back and do a proper account which must be prepared by an external auditor and presented and circulated to all members; on the election, the committee recommended that there should be give and take and each party should be ready to sacrifice.
Mehbooba claimed the reconciliatory and developmental process facilitated by the then PDP- led government between 2002 and 2005 had sparked political, economic and social activity on a phenomenal scale, leading to complete transformation of the ground situation on almost every front in the state.
It was unfortunate that the President's appeals for talks fell on deaf ears, although he simultaneously and successfully led the Palestinian reconciliatory talks between President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) and the chief of Hamas' political bureau, Khaled Meshl.
The conclusion I arrive at from my observations is this: Tunisia will make it with the extraordinarily constructive and reconciliatory leadership.
"The developments (in the Palestinian territories), stern Israeli positions, the Judaization of Jerusalem, and the bypassing of the issue of the captives and refugees call for looking inwards and creating a new Palestinian situation so as to deal with the policies of the occupation based on a real political will for national reconciliation on the 'no victor, no vanquished' basis." Cairo's efforts to mediate between Fatah and Hamas to sign a reconciliatory agreement by which to overcome the deep division have been in vain.
BEIRUT: Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) leader MP Michel Aoun said on Saturday that there was no need for a reconciliatory meeting with Lebanese Forces (LF) leader Samir Geagea prior to a change in the LF political stances.AaHe added that the FPM and the LF continued to diverge on an array of political issues.Aa
A number of reconciliatory efforts have focused on the 1946 lynching of two young Black men and their two girlfriends in Walton County, Georgia.
Better than that--they'd had plenty of naughty, tweaky, plotty, reconciliatory confabulations.
''The reconciliatory approach of the South Korean government toward North Korea must have exerted a strong influence'' over the groups in Japan, Miyatsuka said.
If she had been a clever woman she would have used the photo opportunity to have given Steven a reconciliatory embrace, planted a big kiss on his cheek and told him that when she was young she looked just like her daughter.
that is to say, changing the situation." Although Cuba was declared an atheist state in 1962, President Castro was educated at a Jesuit high school, and reconciliatory trends toward the Church culminated in the pope's recent visit.
Berg's Lyric Suite is too wispy to support frenetic dance, and it was a solecism to tack one of Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder onto the final, reconciliatory bars of Verklarte Nacht, the Schoenberg work that dancelovers will associate with Antony Tudor's great Pillar of Fire.
Speaking on the occasion, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan will continue playing its reconciliatory role for peace in Afghanistan with sincerity, good intentions and open heart.
ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will continue to play its reconciliatory role in the Afghan peace process.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan will continue its reconciliatory efforts for ensuring peace and stability and reducing tension in the region.