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Definition 1: a middle way between two extremes - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for compromise in the sense of this definition

(compromise is a kind of ...) joint operation or action

"their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our mission"

Definition 2: an accommodation in which both sides make concessions - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where compromise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'

(compromise is a kind of ...) a settlement of differences

"they reached an accommodation with Japan"

(... is an instance of compromise) an agreement in 1820 between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States concerning the extension of slavery into new territories

Definition 3: settle by concession - [verb of communication]

(compromise is a kind of ...) settle conclusively; come to terms

"We finally settled the argument"

(compromise implies ...) be in accord; be in agreement

"We agreed on the terms of the settlement" "I can't agree with you!" "I hold with those who say life is sacred" "Both philosophers concord on this point"

Definition 4: make a compromise; arrive at a compromise - [verb of communication]

Samples where compromise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise

(compromise is a kind of ...) achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose

"No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman"

(... is a kind of compromise ) compromise oneself for money or other gains

"She whored herself to Hollywood"

(... is a kind of compromise ) make mutual concessions

"In life you have to give and take"

Definition 5: expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute - [verb of communication]

Samples where compromise or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy

(compromise is a kind of ...) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

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