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 intellectuallyusually used with with <
come to terms with modern life
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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 — {v. phr.} To reach an agreement. * /Management and the labor union came to terms about a new arrangement and a strike was prevented./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come to terms — {v. phr.} To reach an agreement. * /Management and the labor union came to terms about a new arrangement and a strike was prevented./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come to terms — Synonyms and related words: abandon, acknowledge defeat, agree, agree on, agree to, agree with, bargain for, be a bargain, be a deal, be a go, be on, beg a truce, capitulate, cede, come around to, come round, come together, covenant, cry pax, cry …   Moby Thesaurus

  • come to terms with — verb a) To resolve a conflict with. She finally came to terms with her addictions at her third rehab clinic and rarely drank again. b) To accept or resign oneself to something emotionally painful Until he comes to terms with the likelihood of… …   Wiktionary

  • To bring to terms — Term Term, n. [F. terme, L. termen, inis, terminus, a boundary limit, end; akin to Gr. ?, ?. See {Thrum} a tuft, and cf. {Terminus}, {Determine}, {Exterminate}.] 1. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • come to grips with — {v. phr.} 1. To get hold of (another wrestler) in close fighting. * /After circling around for a minute, the two wrestlers came to grips with each other./ 2. To struggle seriously with (an idea or problem). * /Mr. Blake s leaching helps students… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come to grips with — {v. phr.} 1. To get hold of (another wrestler) in close fighting. * /After circling around for a minute, the two wrestlers came to grips with each other./ 2. To struggle seriously with (an idea or problem). * /Mr. Blake s leaching helps students… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to terms — See: BRING TO TERMS, COME TO TERMS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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