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Noun: compromise  'kóm-pru,mIz
  1. A middle way between two extremes
    - via media, halfway house [Brit]
     
  2. An accommodation in which both sides make concessions
    "the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it 'business as usual'";
    - halfway house [Brit]
Verb: compromise  'kóm-pru,mIz
  1. Make a compromise; arrive at a compromise
    "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"
     
  2. Settle by concession
     
  3. Expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
    "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"

Derived forms: compromised, compromises, compromising

Type of: accommodation, agree, cooperation, determine, endanger, expose, peril, queer, scupper, settle, square off, square up

Encyclopedia: Compromise