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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

Corporate executives and business owners need to realize that there can be no compromise when it comes to ethics, and there are no easy shortcuts to success. Ethics need to be carefully sown into the fabric of their companies.
Vivek Wadhwa

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

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
Ludwig Erhard

There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it.
A. K. Antony
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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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