abfinden

English translation: come to terms with / accept / learn to live with

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German term or phrase:abfinden
English translation:come to terms with / accept / learn to live with
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03:26 Sep 13, 2004
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German term or phrase: abfinden
Context: Mit seiner Forderung, die Menschen in Deutschland
müssten sich mit unterschiedlichen Lebensverhältnissen abfinden.

Question: What does abfinden mean here? "Satisfy"?

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come to terms with / accept / learn to live with
Explanation:
2. unr. refl. V. sich abfinden: resign oneself; sich abfinden mit come to terms with; learn to live with <noise, heat>; sich damit abfinden, dass ... come to terms with the fact that ...

Duden-Oxford - Großwörterbuch Englisch. 2. Aufl. Mannheim 1999. [CD-ROM].
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come to terms with / accept / learn to live with


Explanation:
2. unr. refl. V. sich abfinden: resign oneself; sich abfinden mit come to terms with; learn to live with <noise, heat>; sich damit abfinden, dass ... come to terms with the fact that ...

Duden-Oxford - Großwörterbuch Englisch. 2. Aufl. Mannheim 1999. [CD-ROM].

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