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Definition of Compromise

Compromise

  1. A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute to the decision of arbitrators.
  2. A settlement by arbitration or by mutual consent reached by concession on both sides; a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights, resulting in an agreement.
  3. A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right.
  4. To bind by mutual agreement; to agree.
  5. To adjust and settle by mutual concessions; to compound.
  6. To pledge by some act or declaration; to endanger the life, reputation, etc., of, by some act which can not be recalled; to expose to suspicion.
  7. To agree; to accord.
  8. To make concession for conciliation and peace.

Compromise Quotations

I simply do not think that yelling, swearing, threatening or belittling will get you to the place you want to be faster than kindness, understanding, patience and a little willingness to compromise.
Rachel Nichols

Soldiers, when committed to a task, can't compromise. It's unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it's been done.
John Keegan

Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.
Tom Cochrane

The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?
Rush Limbaugh

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
Margaret Thatcher
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Compromise Translations

compromise in French is compromettent, compromettez, compromets
compromise in Italian is compromesso
compromise in Swedish is kompromiss, kompromettera

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