Definition of compromise in English:
- Surely with a little flexibility on both sides, it should be possible to reach an acceptable compromise.
- This is not a compromise or agreement, it is just being mealy-mouthed.
- Trade agreements always involve painful compromises, which are difficult for politicians to swallow in a climate of hostility.
- Nothing is as simple as turning on and off a light, and thus Cure and Se7en offer a bad compromise between impossible alternatives.
- They are obviously the result of a difficult compromise between conflicting landlord and tenant interests.
- The new ultra stiff chassis gives the perfect compromise between sporty dynamics and comfortable compliance.
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- You may have to compromise in litigation or disputes.
- Though you can be stubborn at times, bring yourself to compromise in disputes.
- You get along well with others because you don't make undue demands and your willingness to compromise often brings the concessions you want.
- The first dispute was compromised in the United States as long ago as 1911.
- The matter was eventually compromised by way of negotiation culminating in the Consent Order.
- The hands-on publisher has succeeded by refusing to compromise on production standards - and paying attention to a changing Asia.
- I don't think we should compromise on those standards.
- That means we don't have to compromise on standards, and the parts are designed to work together as a unit.
- To do so without challenge is to seriously compromise the integrity of The Peak.
- Rubato is used very sparingly, and forward flow is not compromised for the sake of expression.
- We must never compromise safety in our search for a solution.
- The danger of compromising his position of authority is one reason for not getting too close.
- Celtic's easy superiority can lead to an environment in which famous, wealthy young men become complacent and allow their behaviour to be compromised.
- Where is the president's anger that his administration has been compromised by behavior he claims to believe is unacceptable?
- On the flip side, what many wireless users don't realize is that going wireless can compromise their network's security.
- For example, people with compromised immune systems probably should avoid Enterococcus bacteria, some species of which are associated with nosocomial, or hospital-acquired, infections.
- It found that 83 per cent of the financial services operators surveyed had had their IT systems compromised in some way within the last year.
- Example sentences
- But she was happy to use and bolster her own image for party advantage, and that image was of a battling, indomitable leader surrounded by weaklings, faint hearts and compromisers.
- They have ‘rethought’ the old paths, renounced the idea of a perfect Bible, and have associated with compromisers and apostates.
- No, the problem comes from a steady diet, week after week, and year after year, of images of politicians as liars, cheats, compromisers and fools.
Late Middle English (denoting mutual consent to arbitration): from Old French compromis, from late Latin compromissum 'a consent to arbitration', neuter past participle of compromittere, from com- 'together' + promittere (see promise).
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