come to terms

come to terms
make an arrangement, settle, reach mutual agreement; face and deal a situation and come to understand totally and in an unbiased manner (e.g., "I really had no choice and I came to terms with my mom's illness")

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  • come to terms — 1 the two sides came to terms: REACH AN AGREEMENT/UNDERSTANDING, make a deal, reach a compromise, meet each other halfway. 2 she eventually came to terms with her situation: ACCEPT, come to accept, reconcile oneself to, learn to live with, become …   Useful english dictionary

  • come to terms — phrasal 1. to reach an agreement often used with with < the company has come to terms with the union > 2. to become adjusted especially emotionally or intellectually usually used with with < come to terms with modern life > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • come to terms — verb a) to reach an agreement or settle a dispute We hope someday she and her mother will come to terms on the matter. b) See come to terms with …   Wiktionary

  • come to terms — agree, sign an agreement, settle it    We hope they can come to terms before the court date …   English idioms

  • come to terms with something — phrase to learn to accept and deal with an unpleasant situation or event, especially after being upset or angry about it for a long time She needed time to come to terms with her grief. Thesaurus: to try to deal with a problem or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come to terms with something — come to terms with (something) to begin to accept and deal with something difficult or unpleasant. She s never really come to terms with her son s death. It s very hard coming to terms with the fact that you ll never have children. Related… …   New idioms dictionary

  • come to terms with — (something) to begin to accept and deal with something difficult or unpleasant. She s never really come to terms with her son s death. It s very hard coming to terms with the fact that you ll never have children. Related vocabulary: come to grips …   New idioms dictionary

  • come to terms with — To find a way of living with (some personal trouble or difficulty) • • • Main Entry: ↑term * * * come to accept (a new and painful or difficult event or situation); reconcile oneself to she had come to terms with the tragedies in her life …   Useful english dictionary

  • come to terms (with someone) — phrase to make an agreement, or to end an argument with someone They had somehow to come to terms. Thesaurus: to reach, or to enter into an agreementsynonym ending, solving and avoiding arguments and fightshyponym to agree with someone or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • come to terms (with somebody) — come to ˈterms (with sb) idiom to reach an agreement with sb; to find a way of living or working together • The enemy was eventually forced to come to terms. Main entry: ↑termsidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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