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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

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

Human beings are born solitary, but everywhere they are in chains - daisy chains - of interactivity. Social actions are makeshift forms, often courageous, sometimes ridiculous, always strange. And in a way, every social action is a negotiation, a compromise between 'his,' 'her' or 'their' wish and yours.
Andy Warhol

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

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.
Mahatma Gandhi

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
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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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