square with - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theysquare with
he/she/itsquares with
present participlesquaring with
past tensesquared with
past participlesquared with
  1. 1
    something squares with something square something with something if one idea, opinion, explanation etc squares with another, they both seem good or reasonable

    Her story doesn’t quite square with what the first witness said.

    It was difficult to square this behaviour with his religious beliefs.

  2. 2
    square something with someone to get permission from someone to do something

    I’ll have to square it with the manager first.

See also main entry: square