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Adjective: compromising  'kóm-pru,mI-zing
  1. Making or willing to make concessions
    "loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet";
    - conciliatory, flexible
  2. Vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion
    "she found herself in a compromising situation"
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"

See also: vulnerable, yielding

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

Antonym: uncompromising

Encyclopedia: Compromise