Definition 2024


come to terms



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

  1. (idiomatic, of two or more parties, often with a prepositional phrase) to reach an agreement or settle a dispute.
    We hope someday she and her mother will come to terms on the matter.
  2. (idiomatic, with "with") See come to terms with.

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