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Definitions of compromise

  1. expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute; "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a middle way between two extremes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an accommodation in which both sides make concessions; "the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. settle by concession Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute to the decision of arbitrators. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. A settlement by arbitration or by mutual consent reached by concession on both sides; a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights, resulting in an agreement. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To bind by mutual agreement; to agree. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To adjust and settle by mutual concessions; to compound. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To pledge by some act or declaration; to endanger the life, reputation, etc., of, by some act which can not be recalled; to expose to suspicion. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To agree; to accord. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To make concession for conciliation and peace. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. The settlement of any dispute by which both parties give up part of what was first demanded; exposure to scandal, suspicion, risk, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To settle by mutual agreement; to endanger the interests of, by exposure to risk, gossip, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To make a settlement by adjustment or concession. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. A settlement of differences by mutual promise or concession. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To settle by mutual agreement and concession: to pledge: to involve or bring into question. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A settlement by reciprocal concession. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To settle by compromise; pledge; involve. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To adjust or make a settlement by concessions. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To expose to risk or suspicion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. A settlement by mutual concession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. The habit or spirit of concession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A mutual engagement to concede in a dispute to the decision of arbitration; a settlement of a difference by mutual concessions; the result of such a settlement. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To settle by compromise; to agree; to compromit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To agree: to accord. See Compromit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. An agreement between persons having a dispute, to settle their differences by mutual concessions; an arrangement of differences in a dispute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. To arrange and settle differences by mutual agreement; to agree; to pledge or engage; to put to hazard by some previous act not to be recalled, as to compromise the honour of a nation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. kom'pr[=o]-m[=i]z, n. a settlement of differences by mutual concession, adjustment of one's theories or principles.--v.t. to settle by mutual agreement and concession: to pledge: to involve or bring into question--to expose one's self to risk of danger or misunderstanding.--p.adj. COM'PROMISED, exposed to danger or discredit. [Fr. compromis--L. compromitt[)e]re, -missum--com, together, promitt[)e]re, to promise.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. Settlement of dispute by mutual concession; adjustment of (between) conflicting opinions, courses, &c., by modification of each. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. Settle (dispute) by mutual concession; (intr.) make a compromise; bring (person, oneself) under suspicion by in discreet action. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. In psychoanalysis an incomplete adjustment of a mental conflict. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  34. n. [Latin] A mutual promise to refer matters in dispute to the decision of arbitrators; —adjustment of differences by concessions; mutual agreement. Cabinet Dictionary
  35. A mutual promise of parties at difference, to refer their controversies to arbitrators; an adjustment of a difference between parties by mutual concessions. Complete Dictionary
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