bring to terms

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bring (someone) to terms

To compel a person or group to agree to or do something, especially a set of demands or conditions. The rebels' unflinching siege of the king's palace eventually brought the government to terms.
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bring to terms

Force someone to agree or continue negotiations, as in The creditors were determined to bring the company to terms. The terms here mean "the conditions for agreement." [First half of 1700s] Also see come to terms.
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bring to terms

To force (another) to agree.
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While advertising uses the symbols of everyday life to sell us new products and services, "poets, by creating new ways of feeling and perceiving, help to create the new ways of thinking that bring us to terms with a changing world" (142).
With what symbols shall the poet bring us to terms with the realities of our own times?