compromise

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɒmprəmaɪz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈkɑmprəˌmaɪz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(komprə mīz′)


Inflections of 'compromise' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
compromises
v 3rd person singular
compromising
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
compromised
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
compromised
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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compromise

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. reach [an acceptable, a temporary, a willing] compromise
  2. a mutually beneficial compromise
  3. was a [painful, far from ideal, beneficial, difficult] compromise
  4. a compromise between two [stances, standpoints, demands, points]
  5. I think that is [a decent, an acceptable] compromise, don't you?
  6. Can we agree on a compromise?
  7. [The two, all] parties reached a compromise.
  8. were unable to reach a compromise
  9. The [parents and children, unions and directors] reached a compromise.
  10. made a compromise to [get, secure, complete]
  11. A compromise must be [reached, made, discussed].
  12. will make no compromises on [quality, price, features, times]
  13. would [be, mean] a compromise of his [dignity, integrity, reputation]
  14. Their [relationship, marriage] is based on compromise.
  15. The secret of their [relationship] is compromise.
v
  1. [will not, does not, refuses to] compromise
  2. [obligated, forced] to compromise
  3. compromise your [integrity, values] (for the sake of)
  4. compromise their [position, safety, privacy]
  5. compromised the safety of their passengers
  6. compromise on [quality, safety, features]
  7. compromise quality for [speed, cost]
  8. the [mission, operation] was compromised
  9. her [identity, disguise] was compromised
  10. the [structural integrity, component] has been compromised
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