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compromise

com·pro·mise

compromise

 
 
pronunciation:
kam pr maIz
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a settlement of a disagreement in which each side gives up something, or the result of such a settlement.
We were both happy with the compromise we made.
similar words:
agreement, arrangement, concession, deal, resolution, settlement, understanding
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: compromised, compromises, compromising
definition 1: to endanger the character or reputation of.
You have compromised yourself by lying so much.
synonyms:
endanger
similar words:
expose, hazard, menace, prejudice, risk, threaten
definition 2: to make a compromise.
She wanted to go see a movie, and I wanted to stay home, so we compromised by renting a video.
similar words:
agree, settle
derivations: compromisingly (adv.), compromiser (n.)