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pactar (in this context)

English translation: come to terms

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Spanish term or phrase:pactar (in this context)
English translation:come to terms
Entered by: kironne
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23:09 Jan 30, 2009
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Science - Medical (general) / Medical Anthropology / Paper
Spanish term or phrase: pactar (in this context)
to compromise?
make a pact?
agree?

I'm looking for a poetic way of putting it, since the source describes the painful situation very nicely.

UK English, please.

TIA!

"... Es entonces cuando el enfermo acepta su cronicidad e identifica su padecer con claridad; el paciente decide pactar con la enfermedad: puede ser una alianza, una resignación o un intento de olvido..."
kironne
Chile
Local time: 11:41
come to terms
Explanation:
but then the "puede ser" would have to be something like "which may result in..."

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Note added at 5 mins (2009-01-30 23:14:59 GMT)
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The "pact" actually implies defining relationships between the parties.
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 16:41
Grading comment
Thanks!
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come to terms


Explanation:
but then the "puede ser" would have to be something like "which may result in..."

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Note added at 5 mins (2009-01-30 23:14:59 GMT)
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The "pact" actually implies defining relationships between the parties.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 16:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 32
Grading comment
Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Christine Walsh
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agree  Gabriel Csaba
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agree  LexisPlus
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agree  Ana Dubra: I can't think of a better way to put it!
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