- v. transitive To come to terms with; to overcome any difficulties presented by.
- v. satisfy or fulfill
“Making effective policy to cope with this interconnected world requires integrating its varied dimensionsdefense and diplomacy, finance and trade, the environment and homeland security, science and social policyinto a coherent whole.”
“Because the innovator is the first to adopt, risks must be taken that can be avoided by later adopters who do not wish to cope with the high degree of uncertainty concerning the innovation when it is first introduced into a system.”
“Trelease attributes the widespread fears about the influence of comics when he was a child to parents and other well-meaning adults trying to cope with the significant social and cultural changes that took place after World War II.”
“In 1989, the Dutch psychologists Margaret and Wolfgang Stroebe wondered how the gender imbalance of study samples might be affecting our generalizations about how people cope with grief.”
“The government also simplified export procedures for SMSCs, which, unlike large firms, could not afford the staff to cope with complicated paperwork.”
“As national family-planning programs were established in recent decades in Latin America, Africa, and Asia to cope with the overpopulation problem, hundreds of KAP-type diffusion researches were carried out.”
“AS THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE PRESIDENCY got under way late that summer in 1980, Americans for a second year in a row were trying to cope with the ruthless effects of double-digit inflation, which was eating away at their savings, their paychecks, and their way of life like a horde of locusts.”
“Gazelles and other antelopes have to cope with both types of predator, and they perhaps have to compromise.”
“When the wheat came in, hand querns would not cope with it.”
“Beauregard and Robert Ransom had been summoned to cope with it, but there was divided command and all the resultant confusion.”
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