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com·pro·mise

 (kŏm′prə-mīz′)
n.
1.
a. A settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions.
b. The result of such a settlement.
2. Something that combines qualities or elements of different things: The incongruous design is a compromise between high tech and early American.
3. A weakening or reduction of one's principles or standards: a compromise of morality.
4. Impairment, as by disease or injury: physiological compromise.
v. com·pro·mised, com·pro·mis·ing, com·pro·mis·es
v.intr.
1. To arrive at a settlement by making concessions.
2. To reduce the quality, value, or degree of something, such as one's ideals.
v.tr.
1.
a. To expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute: a secret mission that was compromised and had to be abandoned.
b. To reduce in quality, value, or degree; weaken or lower: Don't compromise your standards.
2. To impair, as by disease or injury: an immune system that was compromised by a virus.
3. To settle by mutual concessions: a dispute that was compromised.

[Middle English compromis, from Old French, from Latin comprōmissum, mutual promise, from neuter past participle of comprōmittere, to promise mutually : com-, com- + prōmittere, to promise; see promise.]

com′pro·mis′er n.

compromise

(ˈkɒmprəˌmaɪz)
n
1. the settlement of a dispute by concessions on both or all sides
2. the terms of such a settlement
3. something midway between two or more different things
4. an exposure of one's good name, reputation, etc, to injury
vb
5. to settle (a dispute) by making concessions
6. (tr) to expose (a person or persons) to disrepute
7. (tr) to prejudice unfavourably; weaken: his behaviour compromised his chances.
8. (tr) obsolete to pledge mutually
[C15: from Old French compromis, from Latin comprōmissum mutual agreement to accept the decision of an arbiter, from comprōmittere, from prōmittere to promise]
ˈcomproˌmiser n

com•pro•mise

(ˈkɒm prəˌmaɪz)

n., v. -mised, -mis•ing. n.
1. a settlement of differences by mutual adjustment or modification of opposing claims, principles, demands, etc.; agreement by mutual concession.
2. the result of such a settlement.
3. something intermediate between different things.
4. an endangering, esp. of reputation; exposure to danger, suspicion, etc.
v.t.
5. to settle by a compromise.
6. to expose or make vulnerable to danger, suspicion, scandal, etc.; jeopardize: Such mistakes compromise our safety.
7. Obs.
a. to bind by bargain or agreement.
b. to bring to terms.
v.i.
8. to make a compromise or compromises.
9. to make a dishonorable or shameful concession: to compromise with one's principles.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French compromisse, Middle French compromis < Latin comprōmissum joint agreement < comprōmittere to enter into an agreement. See com-, promise]
com′pro•mis`er, n.
com′pro•mis`ing•ly, adv.

compromise

The known or suspected exposure of clandestine personnel, installations, or other assets or of classified information or material, to an unauthorized person.

compromise


Past participle: compromised
Gerund: compromising

Imperative
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Present
I compromise
you compromise
he/she/it compromises
we compromise
you compromise
they compromise
Preterite
I compromised
you compromised
he/she/it compromised
we compromised
you compromised
they compromised
Present Continuous
I am compromising
you are compromising
he/she/it is compromising
we are compromising
you are compromising
they are compromising
Present Perfect
I have compromised
you have compromised
he/she/it has compromised
we have compromised
you have compromised
they have compromised
Past Continuous
I was compromising
you were compromising
he/she/it was compromising
we were compromising
you were compromising
they were compromising
Past Perfect
I had compromised
you had compromised
he/she/it had compromised
we had compromised
you had compromised
they had compromised
Future
I will compromise
you will compromise
he/she/it will compromise
we will compromise
you will compromise
they will compromise
Future Perfect
I will have compromised
you will have compromised
he/she/it will have compromised
we will have compromised
you will have compromised
they will have compromised
Future Continuous
I will be compromising
you will be compromising
he/she/it will be compromising
we will be compromising
you will be compromising
they will be compromising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been compromising
you have been compromising
he/she/it has been compromising
we have been compromising
you have been compromising
they have been compromising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been compromising
you will have been compromising
he/she/it will have been compromising
we will have been compromising
you will have been compromising
they will have been compromising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been compromising
you had been compromising
he/she/it had been compromising
we had been compromising
you had been compromising
they had been compromising
Conditional
I would compromise
you would compromise
he/she/it would compromise
we would compromise
you would compromise
they would compromise
Past Conditional
I would have compromised
you would have compromised
he/she/it would have compromised
we would have compromised
you would have compromised
they would have compromised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.compromise - a middle way between two extremescompromise - a middle way between two extremes  
cooperation - joint operation or action; "their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"
2.compromise - an accommodation in which both sides make concessions; "the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"
accommodation - a settlement of differences; "they reached an accommodation with Japan"
Verb1.compromise - make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"
agree - achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose; "No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman"
whore - compromise oneself for money or other gains; "She whored herself to Hollywood"
give and take - make mutual concessions; "In life you have to give and take"
2.compromise - settle by concession
square off, square up, settle, determine - settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
3.compromise - expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute; "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"
endanger, peril, queer, scupper, expose - put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

compromise

noun
1. give-and-take, agreement, settlement, accommodation, concession, adjustment, trade-off, middle ground, half measures Be willing to make compromises between what your partner wants and what you want.
give-and-take difference, dispute, controversy, disagreement, contention, quarrel
verb
1. meet halfway, concede, make concessions, give and take, strike a balance, strike a happy medium, go fifty-fifty (informal) I don't think we can compromise on fundamental principles.
meet halfway argue, contest, differ, disagree
2. undermine, expose, embarrass, weaken, prejudice, endanger, discredit, implicate, jeopardize, dishonour, imperil He had compromised himself by accepting the money.
undermine support, boost, assure, enhance
Proverbs
"If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain"

compromise

noun
A settlement of differences through mutual concession:
verb
1. To make a concession:
Idioms: give and take, go fifty-fifty, meet someone halfway.
2. To expose to possible loss or damage:
Translations
تَسْوِيةتَسْوِيَة نِزاع، إتِّفاقيُسَوِّي بِحَلٍّ وَسَط
kompromisdohodnout se
kompromiskompromittere
kompromissimurtaarikkoatehdä kompromissivahingoittaa
kompromispostići kompromis
kiegyezéskompromisszum
málamiîlun
妥協妥協する
타협타협하다
kompromisas
kompromiss
kompromis
kompromissporazumeti se
kompromisskompromissa
การประนีประนอมประนีประนอม
компроміс
sự thỏa hiệpthỏa hiệp

compromise

[ˈkɒmprəmaɪz]
A. N
1. (= agreement) → arreglo m, solución f intermedia
to reach a compromise (over sth)llegar a un arreglo (sobre algo)
2. (= giving in) → transigencia f
there can be no compromise with treasonno transigimos con la traición
B. VI
1. (= reach an agreement) → llegar a un arreglo
so we compromised on sevenasí que, ni para uno ni para otro, convinimos en siete
2. (= give in) → transigir, transar (LAm)
to compromise with sb over sthtransigir con algn sobre algo
to agree to compromise (with sb)avenirse a transigir (con algn)
in the end I agreed to compromiseterminé dando mi brazo a torcer
C. VT
1. (= endanger safety of) → poner en peligro
2. (= bring under suspicion) [+ reputation, person] → comprometer
to compromise o.scomprometerse
D. CPD [decision, solution] → intermedio

compromise

[ˈkɒmprəmaɪz]
ncompromis m
to reach a compromise → parvenir à un compromis, aboutir à un compromis
We reached a compromise → Nous sommes parvenus à un compromis.
vt
[+ principles] → compromettre
[+ security, safety] → compromettre
to compromise o.s. → se compromettre
vitransiger, accepter un compromis
Let's compromise
BUT Essayons de trouver un compromis.
modif [decision, solution] → de compromis

compromise

nKompromiss m; to come to or reach or make a compromisezu einem Kompromiss kommen or gelangen, einen Kompromiss schließen; one has to make compromisesman muss auch mal Kompromisse schließen
adj attrKompromiss-; compromise decisionKompromiss (→ lösung f) m; compromise solutionKompromisslösung f
viKompromisse schließen (→ about in +dat); we agreed to compromisewir einigten uns auf einen Kompromiss
vt
sbkompromittieren; to compromise oneselfsich kompromittieren; to compromise one’s reputationseinem guten Ruf schaden; to compromise one’s principlesseinen Prinzipien untreu werden
(= imperil)gefährden

compromise

[ˈkɒmprəˌmaɪz]
1. ncompromesso
2. vi to compromise (with sb over sth)venire a un compromesso (con qn su qc)
3. vtcompromettere
4. adj (decision, solution) → di compromesso

compromise

(ˈkomprəmaiz) noun
(a) settlement of differences in which each side gives up something it has previously demanded. We argued for a long time but finally arrived at a compromise.

compromise

تَسْوِية, يُسَوِّي بِحَلٍّ وَسَط dohodnout se, kompromis kompromis, kompromittere einen Kompromiss schließen, Kompromiss συμβιβάζομαι, συμβιβασμός compromiso, transigir kompromissi, tehdä kompromissi compromettre, compromis kompromis, postići kompromis compromesso, transigere 妥協, 妥協する 타협, 타협하다 compromis, compromis sluiten gå på akkord med, kompromiss kompromis, pójść na kompromis acordar, compromisso, entrar em acordo пойти на компромисс, соглашение на основе взаимных уступок kompromiss, kompromissa การประนีประนอม, ประนีประนอม ödün, ödün vermek sự thỏa hiệp, thỏa hiệp 妥协

compromise

v. comprometerse, obligarse.
References in classic literature ?
He opposed their ready suggestion to return to Devil's Ford with a new and unnecessary inflexibility: he even met their compromise to accompany him to Sacramento with equal decision.
You might say that there was really but one Socialist principle--that of "no compromise," which was the essence of the proletarian movement all over the world.
That was the half- conviction that when the nature of my proposed calamity should be reported to those superstitious people, it would have such an effect that they would want to compromise.
Come what may --cost what it may--inscribe on the banner which you unfurl to the breeze, as your religious and po- litical motto--"NO COMPROMISE WITH SLAVERY
That officer saved the lad's life from his own hand, and hushed up the scandalous affair by a compromise.
Noon coming, and the Doctor not returning, and every minute's delay tending to compromise Tellson's, Mr.
I think there was some compromise in the cap; but otherwise she was as weedy as in the early days of her mourning.
I noticed that after the funeral Joe changed his clothes so far, as to make a compromise between his Sunday dress and working dress: in which the dear fellow looked natural, and like the Man he was.
The landlord's analogical argument was not well received by the farrier--a man intensely opposed to compromise.
The boy, awed by the fate of his infant brother, offered, by way of compromise, to be good if Miss Wylie would come and play with him, a proposal which provoked from his jealous mother a box on the ear that sent him howling to his cot.
It will always be a matter of opinion and compromise, requiring much skill and much patience.
If that were at an end, the States which made the cession, on a principle of federal compromise, would be apt when the motive of the grant had ceased, to reclaim the lands as a reversion.