come to terms with
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- (idiomatic) To resolve a conflict with.
- She finally came to terms with her addictions at her third rehab clinic and rarely drank again.
- (idiomatic) To accept or resign oneself to something emotionally painful
- Until he comes to terms with the likelihood of failure, he will not succeed.
to accept or resign oneself to something emotionally painful