What is the meaning of compromise?


  • A middle way between two extremes.
  • An accommodation in which both sides make concessions.
    • usage: "the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"


  • Make a compromise; arrive at a compromise.
    • usage: "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"
  • Settle by concession.
  • Expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute.
    • usage: "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"
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APAWordNet. (2010). compromise. Retrieved February 17, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/compromise/definitions/1193826
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