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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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Records from 2012 show that in past agreement attempts between Fatah and the Israeli government, the attempts depended on not reconciling with Hamas.
In June 2017, former Trade Minister Rashid Mohamed Rashid, whose assets were frozen upon investigations, returned to Egypt from Italy after reconciling with the government.
it is here that we must turn from a psychological to a theological discussion by asking the following: Does God need to restore trust toward sinners before reconciling with them?
Through His reconciling with sinners, they are given chances to become trustworthy, not because God needs to trust them before reconciling, but because now that they are reconciled, they can grow in relationship with Him through a life that demonstrates a restored relationship with Him.
"We are talking about reconciling with insurgents within Afghanistan, not foreign fighters but insurgents within Afghanistan," Morrell said.
We hear Ravyn reconciling with his family and falling in love with another human.
This makes it difficult to imagine using violence, especially killing, in the service of justice, since presumably reconciling with your enemies precludes killing them.