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Inflections of ' ' ( compromise ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) compromises v 3rd person singular compromising v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." compromised v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." compromised v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 com•pro•mise /ˈkɑmprəˌmaɪz/
USA pronunciation n., v., -mised, -mis•ing. n.
the settlement of differences between two parties in which both sides give up something. [ uncountable ]
the result of such a settlement. [ countable ]
something intermediate or midway between two different things. [ countable ] v.
to make a compromise or compromises: Both sides managed to compromise in order to settle the strike. [no object ]
to expose to danger, suspicion, scandal, etc.; [~ + object ] jeopardize: Faulty building construction compromises our safety. to adjust or surrender (one's principles) dishonorably: How could he compromise with his principles like that? [no object; (~ + with + object ) ] compromised his beliefs when he failed to support her. [~ + object ]
com•pro•mis•er, n. [ countable ]
com•pro•mis•ing, adj.: a compromising situation.
com•pro•mis•ing•ly, adv. See . -mis- WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 com•pro•mise
(kom ′prə mīz′), USA pronunciation n., v., -mised, -mis•ing. n.
a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
the result of such a settlement.
something intermediate between different things: The split-level is a compromise between a ranch house and a multistoried house.
an endangering, esp. of reputation; exposure to danger, suspicion, etc.: a compromise of one's integrity. v.t.
to settle by a compromise.
to expose or make vulnerable to danger, suspicion, scandal, etc.; jeopardize: a military oversight that compromised the nation's defenses.
to bind by bargain or agreement. to bring to terms. v.i.
to make a compromise or compromises: The conflicting parties agreed to compromise. to make a dishonorable or shameful concession: He is too honorable to compromise with his principles.
com ′pro•mis′er, n.
com ′pro•mis′ing•ly, adv.
(kom ′prə mīz′), USA pronunciation adj.
Latin comprōmissum. See com-, promise Anglo-French compromisse, Middle French compromis late Middle English 1400–50
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
compromise / ˈkɒmprəˌmaɪz/ n settlement of a dispute by concessions on both or all sides the terms of such a settlement something midway between two or more different things vb to settle (a dispute) by making concessions ( transitive) to expose (a person or persons) to disrepute Etymology: 15 th Century: from Old French compromis, from Latin comprōmissum mutual agreement to accept the decision of an arbiter, from comprōmittere, from prōmittere to promise ˈcomproˌmiser n ˈcomproˌmisingly adv
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