Meaning

The Free Dictionary defines it as "lớn start lớn accept và giảm giá with a difficult situation," but I don"t know what accept means in this expression.

Does accept mean to welcome the difficult situation? That can"t be right, as I"ve sầu heard "come lớn terms with" pertain khổng lồ one whose friend or family member died, & I doubt anyone would welcome that.

Does accept mean tolerate, as in lớn allow the difficult thing lớn happen? That wouldn"t work either, as going baông xã to lớn the death example, there"s nothing one can vày lớn make the dead individual stop being dead (for now, at least).

So, I"d lượt thích some help understanding "come to lớn terms with" given my trouble with the definition I"ve sầu seen.

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The closest synonym I can think of is: "khổng lồ reconcile oneself with (something)". Reconciliation does not necessarily imply enthusiastic acceptance. Does this help?


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— come khổng lồ terms 1 : khổng lồ reach an agreement —often used with with 2 : to become adjusted especially emotionally or intellectually —usually used with with

< Merriam-webster online >

come khổng lồ terms with 1. To come to lớn accept; become reconciled to: finally came to lớn terms with his laông chồng of talent. 2. To reach mutual agreement: The warring factions have sầu at last come lớn terms.

< American Heritage Dictionary of the millionarthur.mobi Language >

See also the Wikipedia entry for grief which should prove insightful; of note the lathử nghiệm research about Bonanno"s Four Trajectories of Grief, which, according to the article, has upstaged the classical five stages theory. Reality offers terms which one must accept or cope with. One is không lấy phí lớn giảm giá khuyến mãi with loss as they see fit.


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In the context of your question, "khổng lồ come khổng lồ terms with" means "to acknowledge the reality & the consequences of" .


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well, it simply means "to come to terms with"

"terms" means an agreement (as in, say, a contract)

Say your Uncle & you really hate each other. But, you have to tóm tắt a house.

You would have to reach some sort of "working agreement" on how to lớn handle that situtaion -- you both hate each other, but, you have lớn at least be civil, say, & not try lớn use the fridge at the same time, & you don"t touch his train phối và he doesn"t touch your nintenvị. A sort of detente, you know?

Another almost identical phrase is "came to an understanding".

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"We had lớn nội dung the house, so we had to come to lớn terms with each other."

chú ý that he phrase is usually used in that sense .. two parties who hate each other, khung a detente, an understanding, lớn get by without being at each other"s throats.

However, it can also very simply be used in the sense of a contract or other agreement. How"s your payment negotiation going? No problem, we came to terms.

in your particular example, it means has come to lớn an "agreement" with Death.

So, as Erik points out, you are actually "dealing with" ("dealing" means "doing business with") Death.

before you "come to terms" with Death, you are perhaps still in pure shoông chồng, or perhaps in denial ("I can"t believe person X is dead.."). you are behaving perhaps erratically, not looking after yourself, not eating etc.

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once you start "dealing" with Death, you accept person X is dead, you start making arrangements - even though your life has changed dramatically you find an arrangements lớn press on.