come to terms with

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come to terms with (third-person singular simple present comes to terms with, present participle coming to terms with, simple past and past participle came to terms with)

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

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