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Definitions of compromise

  1. To agree: to accord. See Compromit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To adjust or make a settlement by concessions. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To expose to risk or suspicion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To settle by compromise; pledge; involve. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To make a settlement by adjustment or concession. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. settle by concession Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. To settle by compromise; to agree; to compromit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. 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.
  12. A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute to the decision of arbitrators. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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
  14. A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. To bind by mutual agreement; to agree. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. To adjust and settle by mutual concessions; to compound. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. To agree; to accord. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. To make concession for conciliation and peace. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. 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.
  21. A settlement of differences by mutual promise or concession. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. A settlement by reciprocal concession. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  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. 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.

Usage examples for compromise

  1. If she at last appeared to suspect that she must effect a compromise I dare say she was as nearly correct as I could have put her with any words I knew. – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. " But it would mean that the Church must compromise he murmured. – Brother Copas by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
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