reconcile (oneself) to (something)

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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 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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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As the people late night were reconciling themselves to the shocking defeat of Team India in the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2019; the shameful political drama that unfolded can only be called a complete mockery of the democratic process.
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Even in the Palestinian National Conference in November 1988 the PLO accepted the two-state solution as their strategic choice, reconciling themselves to the fact that Palestine would be established on only 22 percent of the land between the river and the sea.
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If the best apology that the catalogue of ineptitude and deadly neglect perpetrated by those with the authority to stop BSE in its tracks is this paltry sum then the families have little chance of reconciling themselves to the tragedy that has befallen them.
Meanwhile Northop Hall, who can't stop winning since reconciling themselves to their near-certain relegation, will have skipper Karl Evans back to spearhead their quest for a fourth consecutive victory in their last home match of the turbulent campaign against co-strugglers Leigh.
Both sides hit the side-netting - Cresswell for Wednesday, Whelan for Coventry - and must have been reconciling themselves to a share of the spoils when Whelan managed to get to Huckerby's cross before four attendant defenders and sweep the ball home.
``They now have to start reconciling themselves to the situation.