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compromise

[ kom-pruh-mahyz ]
/ 藞k蓲m pr蓹藢ma瑟z /
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noun
verb (used with object), com路pro路mised, com路pro路mis路ing.
verb (used without object), com路pro路mised, com路pro路mis路ing.
to make a compromise or compromises: The conflicting parties agreed to compromise.
to make a dishonorable or shameful concession: He is too honorable to compromise with his principles.
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Origin of compromise

1400鈥50; late Middle English <Anglo-French compromisse,Middle French compromis<Latin compr艒missum.See com-, promise

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British Dictionary definitions for compromise

compromise
/ (藞k蓲mpr蓹藢ma瑟z) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of compromise

compromiser, nouncompromisingly, adverb

Word Origin for compromise

C15: from Old French compromis, from Latin compr艒missum mutual agreement to accept the decision of an arbiter, from compr艒mittere, from pr艒mittere to promise
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Medical definitions for compromise

compromise
[ k艔mpr蓹-m墨z鈥 ]

v.
To impair by disease, toxicity, or injury.

Other words from compromise

compro鈥ised鈥 adj.
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