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Compromise

Compromise

WordNet



noun


(1)   A middle way between two extremes
(2)   An accommodation in which both sides make concessions
"The newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"

verb


(3)   Settle by concession
(4)   Make a compromise; arrive at a compromise
"Nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"
(5)   Expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
"The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"
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Etymology


< < , prop. neut. of , pp. of < + ; see promise.

Noun



  1. The settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions.
  2. A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right.

Verb



  1. To bind by mutual agreement.
  2. To find a way between extremes.
  3. To cause impairment of.
  4. To breach a security system.
He tried to compromise the security in the computer by guessing the password.

Verb


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