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Adjective: compromising  'kóm-pru,mI-zing
  1. Vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion
    "she found herself in a compromising situation"
  2. Making or willing to make concessions
    "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet";
    - conciliatory, flexible
Verb: compromise  'kóm-pru,mIz
  1. Make an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
    "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"
  2. Decide on a middle way between extremes or a balance between otherwise conflicting choices; settle for less than optimal
    "we won't compromise on safety";"
  3. Expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
    "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"

See also: vulnerable, yielding

Type of: agree, determine, endanger, expose, peril, queer [informal], scupper, settle, square off, square up

Encyclopedia: Compromise