reconcile to, reconcile with

The verb reconcile can be followed by the preposition to or with.

The expression reconcile to means to cause (a person) to accept something difficult or disagreeable.

  • His courage and faith reconciled him to possible death on the battlefield.
  • The lackadaisical student was reconciled to failure.

The expression reconcile with means to restore harmonious or friendly relations with another person.

  • Sarah reconciled with her husband after a one-year separation.

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