square with

phrasal verb

squared with; squaring with; squares with
: to agree with (something)
Your story doesn't square with the facts.
: to make (something) agree with (something)
How can they square what they've done with what they've said?
: to get agreement about or approval of (something) from (someone)
I'll go on the trip if I can square it with my parents.

Examples of square with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The property is anchored by the charming Place des Oliviers, a small square with a retro food truck and two boutiques, which transforms into a lively entertainment space for live music, dancing, and drinks in the evening. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2024 Five paintings, all large squares with black backgrounds, acutely juxtapose life and loss. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 Unroll a can of pizza dough out on a flat surface, and cut the dough into 36 squares with a pizza cutter. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 2 Dec. 2023 The Human Rights Watch report said occupying forces had renamed streets and squares with Russian names and forced teachers to agree to switch to teaching a Russian curriculum. Constant Méheut, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2024 That account squares with Mexican military intelligence records reviewed by The Times that document foreign mercenaries, drone warfare and improvised land mines in the Tierra Caliente. Keegan Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2024 Plus, his guileless public persona didn’t square with his shrewd business sense and competitiveness, something that rubbed studio executives and power brokers the wrong way. Brent Lang, Variety, 6 Mar. 2024 The latest polling results largely square with a KFF COVID-19 vaccine monitor poll reported in April that found that 53 percent of Americans would likely get an annual COVID-19 shot if it was offered similar to an annual flu shot. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 18 Sep. 2023 But that approach doesn’t necessarily square with the rapid and remarkable weight loss seen in patients who are taking semaglutide or tirzepatide, which may produce a greater proportional loss of muscle and bone. Daniel Engber, The Atlantic, 7 Feb. 2024

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“Square with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/square%20with. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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