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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 certain type of agreement in which two sides disagree about something in the beginning but come to agree after each side gives up something.
They both wanted to use the car every day, but they finally reached a compromise.
similar words:
agreement, arrangement, deal, understanding
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: compromised, compromises, compromising
definition: to make a compromise.
She wanted to go to a movie and I wanted to stay home, so we compromised by renting a video.
similar words:
agree, settle
derivations: compromisingly (adv.), compromiser (n.)