bring\ to\ terms


bring\ to\ terms
v. phr.
To make (someone) agree or do; make surrender.

The two brothers were brought to terms by their father for riding the bicycle.

The war won't end until we bring the enemy to terms.

Contrast: come to terms

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • bring to terms — phrasal : to compel to agree, assent, or submit : force to come to terms * * * bring to terms To compel to the acceptance of conditions • • • Main Entry: ↑term …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring to terms — {v. phr.} To make (someone) agree or do; make surrender. * /The two brothers were brought to terms by their father for riding the bicycle./ * /The war won t end until we bring the enemy to terms./ Contrast: COME TO TERMS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring to terms — {v. phr.} To make (someone) agree or do; make surrender. * /The two brothers were brought to terms by their father for riding the bicycle./ * /The war won t end until we bring the enemy to terms./ Contrast: COME TO TERMS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bring to terms — phrasal to compel to agree, assent, or submit …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bring to terms — force to agree to conditions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bring to terms — idi to force to agree to stated demands or conditions …   From formal English to slang

  • To bring to terms — Term Term, n. [F. terme, L. termen, inis, terminus, a boundary limit, end; akin to Gr. ?, ?. See {Thrum} a tuft, and cf. {Terminus}, {Determine}, {Exterminate}.] 1. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Terms of a proportion — Term Term, n. [F. terme, L. termen, inis, terminus, a boundary limit, end; akin to Gr. ?, ?. See {Thrum} a tuft, and cf. {Terminus}, {Determine}, {Exterminate}.] 1. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bring — bring, take The essential difference between these two words corresponds to that between come and go, and is intuitive to a native speaker: bring implies movement towards, and take movement away from, the person speaking: Take your bike and bring …   Modern English usage