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.
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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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They agreed to exert more concerted efforts to ensure successful reconciliatory efforts, it added.
Anyway, the Parliament head's position should be reconciliatory between us because the institutional work is absent in the Parliament.
Badie's reconciliatory speech would have been appreciated by the MB's opponents if he had apologised for the killing of demonstrators at the Presidential Palace in December last year.
Aoun also praised Arslan, stressing that the latter was a major partner to the FPM in domestic and national politics, adding that his visit was not a reconciliatory one, given the normal relationship with Arslan.
The reconciliatory approach of the South Korean government toward North Korea must have exerted a strong influence'' over the groups in Japan, Miyatsuka said.
Writer Lea Rosh, a prominent memorial supporter, said Degussa had intended its involvement as a reconciliatory gesture.
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.
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.
The Indonesian president praised Seoul's efforts to offer a series of reconciliatory gestures to Pyongyang to improve inter-Korean relations ahead of the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Vice chairman Chaudhary Naeem, Chairman Muncipal Reconciliatory Committee Mahmood Qasmi, Jalil-ur-Rehman Saddique, Moulana Abdusmad, Moulana Taqee, Ahsan Shamshi and others also addressed on the occasion.
Al-Faki underscored that the Government would work to bring the reconciliatory Document into reality and that they would not allow anybody to undermine the agreement reached by the tow sides.
A joint venture of Sharif Abad elders, of Dargai tehsil played a reconciliatory role and turns an old enmity between two families into friendship.
Leader of Qaumi Watan Party Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said the Government made reconciliatory gesture by announcing formation of two committees for talks.