verb (used with object), com·pro·mised, com·pro·mis·ing.
- to bind by bargain or agreement.
- to bring to terms.
verb (used without object), com·pro·mised, com·pro·mis·ing.
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Emetophobia tends to compromise my relationships, turning me into a selfish jerk.
It's clear he doesn't like my compromise, but he seems resigned.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They then would expect the Senate to strip that amendment and compromise simply on keeping government open for 60 days.Bachmann and Pelosi vs. Boehner and Obama Over Spending Bill|Ben Jacobs|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The politics on both sides in South Asia leave little room for compromise or dialogue.
But having reached something of a compromise, the IRS approved the school as a tax-exempt nonprofit in March 2002.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We all—you dont—we all compromise, because other people compromise.The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson
Talfourd is strongly disinclined to compromise with the printers on any terms.The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete|John Forster
He sued for his freedom on the ground that slavery was unlawful in free territory, under the Compromise.Expansion and Conflict|William E. Dodd
Frankly, if you continue to compromise him and his good name by coming like this to his studio, it will ruin him.The Eyes of the World|Harold Bell Wright
Ehrlich was the first to endeavour to effect a compromise between the directly opposed views of Rindfleisch and Neumann.Histology of the Blood|Paul Ehrlich