reconcile oneself to

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See: submit, yield
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He was thankful not to have to believe in God, for then such a condition of things would be intolerable; one could reconcile oneself to existence only because it was meaningless.
This is the reality that one has to reconcile oneself to. One of my friends -- a senior journalist -- had once asked the then External Affairs Minister, Sardar Swaran Singh, considered one of India's greatest foreign ministers, what India's Kashmir policy was.
But it is possible to reconcile oneself to the loss.