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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.

compromising

(ˈkɒmprəmaɪzɪŋ)
adj
damaging to a person's reputation
ˈcomproˌmisingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.compromising - making or willing to make concessions; "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet"
uncompromising, inflexible, sturdy - not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
2.compromising - vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion; "she found herself in a compromising situation"
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
Translations

compromising

[ˈkɒmprəmaɪzɪŋ] ADJ [situation] → comprometedor; [mind, spirit] → acomodaticio

compromising

[ˈkɒmprəmaɪzɪŋ] adj [picture, information, situation] → compromettant(e)

compromising

compromising

[ˈkɒmprəmaɪzɪŋ] adjcompromettente
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He, the battalion commander, was right there behind the half-ajar door in a compromisingly intimate position with his cadette sponsor of a girlfriend.
The Serie A clubs meet in the Derby della Lanterna on Sunday evening and in efforts to gain an early advantage, Genoa's goalkeeping coach Luca De Pra positioned himself in trees overlooking Sampdoria's training ground 'like a new Rambo', according to the (http://www.sampdoria.it/spionaggio-a-bogliasco-un-rambo-rossoblu-colto-sul-fatto.html) club's official website , only to be compromisingly caught on camera by Sampdoria manager Delio Rossi.
However the parents of the dead infant dying under, who accompanied the protesters and had earlier left compromisingly with the deadbody of their newborn son, resorted to protests again.