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com·pro·mise / ˈkämprəˌmīz/ • n. an agreement or a settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions. ∎  a middle state between conflicting opinions or actions reached by mutual concession or modification: a compromise between communism and private enterprise. ∎  the acceptance of standards that are lower than is desirable: sexism should be tackled without compromise. • v. 1. [intr.] settle a dispute by mutual concession: in the end we compromised and deferred the issue. ∎  [tr.] archaic settle (a dispute) by mutual concession. 2. [tr.] weaken (a reputation or principle) by accepting standards that are lower than is desirable: commercial pressures could compromise safety. ∎  [intr.] accept standards that are lower than is desirable: we were not prepared to compromise on safety. ∎  bring into disrepute or danger by indiscreet, foolish, or reckless behavior: situations in which his troops could be compromised. DERIVATIVES: com·pro·mis·er n.

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compromise †joint agreement to abide by a decision XV; coming to terms by concessions on both sides XVI. — (O)F. compromis — juridical L. comprōmissum, sb. use of n. of pp. of comprōmittere consent to arbitration, f. COM- + prōmittere PROMISE.
Hence compromise vb. XV.

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