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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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In contrast, God does not need to establish trust with sinners before reconciling because a) He is not psychologically damaged (thus no risk of being injured again) and b) sees into the future (thus no uncertainty about the future).
All of this is from God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.
Excluding reconciling items, operating earnings per share for fiscal 2010 were USD2.99 on operating net income of USD52.4m or 5.5% of revenues compared to operating earnings per share of USD3.39 on operating net income of USD59.5m or 5.9% of revenues for the previous-year period.
We are united in the belief that we are "called together in Christ to be reconciling and healing communities." We have prayed together.
Part II, Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) per Income Statement of Includible Corporations With Taxable Income per Return, and Part III, Reconciliation of Nat Income (Loss) per Income Statement of Includible Corporations With Taxable Income per Return--Expense/Deduction Items, are consolidating schedules that require corporations to (1) separately report over 70 items of income and expense in reconciling net income (or loss) and (2) identify each as either a temporary or permanent difference.
Recognizing the universal nature of Christ's reconciling power gives the preacher a new way to approach the story of Matthew 2:1-12.
In his book, Moral Capitalism: reconciling private interest with the public good, Stephen Young presents a workable model for practising ethical business that he believes 'can restore popular confidence' and 'create wealth for all'.
[God] reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation: that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us.
Scott seems to have a difficult time reconciling her obvious appreciation of Baldwin's work and vision with the implications of her interpretation of Beale Street.
GI: Grout was talking of the creative impulses that resulted in the change from the renaissance to the baroque, the reconciling that had to happen there.
whereas the Commission's February 2001 Communication on a Programme of Actions to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis includes a commitment to tiered pricing where developing countries pay the lowest possible price for medicines, an acknowledgement of the possibility of exploring the best use of compulsory licensing systems and a commitment to launch a debate in the WTO on reconciling the TRIPS agreements with the objectives of health protection in developing countries,
"At that very moment," he writes, "Browder knew Soviet Communists accused of unorthodoxy were being tried, sentenced, and executed en masse, but he believed he was reconciling the American reform tradition and world Marxism."
In reconciling the various public and private functions, there have been occasional conflicts of interest, but instead of a redundant husk, London's South Bank now boasts a splendidly restored building vigorously engaged with the life of the city.
The Task Force, however, is not charged with reconciling or harmonizing the possibly divergent views of its constituent members on discrete issues because, as a collaborative effort, its interim or final reports likely will not fully represent the views of the members or member organizations.
The problem of reconciling two discordant traditions emerges in essays by Antoine Calvet on works attributed to Arnold of Villanova and by Danielle Jacquart on Michele Savonarola.