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reconcile

verb [T]  us   /ˈrek·ənˌsɑɪl/
to adjust the way you think about a fact or situation that is opposed to another fact or situation so that you can accept both: How do we reconcile the seemingly contradictory notions of cutting taxes and balancing the budget? If two people are reconciled, they become friendly again after having argued so seriously that they kept apart: After two years of not speaking to one another, the two brothers were finally reconciled. To reconcile yourself to a situation is to accept it even if it is unpleasant or painful, because it cannot be changed: He has reconciled himself to the loss of the election and is moving on.
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