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square with

1. To match something; to correspond to or agree with something. Your explanation doesn't square with the story every other witness has given us so far.
2. To settle a dispute, disagreement, or debt with someone. Hey, have you squared with Jim? I heard you two had a bit of a falling out. I'm trying to help Janet get a job as a way of squaring with her. Hold on, I have to go square with the cashier.
3. To ensure that someone approves of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "square" and "with." I think it sounds like a good plan, but have you squared it with the boss?
4. To be honest with someone; to tell someone the truth. Just square with me, OK? Where were you last night?
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square something with someone

to make certain that something is approved by a particular person. I am sure I can square this matter with Sally. Sam intended to square everything with Henry when he had time.
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square with someone

 
1. Lit. to settle a disagreement with someone. I will try to square with Fred before the end of the school year. Max refused to square with Lefty and they are still feuding.
2. Fig. to apologize to someone. I will try to square with Harold. I really am sorry, you know. Finally, Mary squared with Alice and they forgave each other.
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square with something

Fig. [for a statement] to agree, match, or correspond to something. Your answer doesn't square with mine. The figures I have don't square with those the government has.
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square with

1. Correspond to, agree with, as in His story doesn't square with what the witness saw. [Late 1500s]
2. Settle a disagreement or account with someone, put a matter straight, as in We've squared it with the management to bring our own wine. [Mid-1800s]
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square with

v.
To agree or conform with something: Your story doesn't square with the facts.
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square with someone

in. to become honest with someone. I want you to square with me. Tell the truth this time.
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