Origin of compromised
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.
Origin of compromise
Related Words for compromisedagree, negotiate, mar, ruin, jeopardize, imperil, prejudice, endanger, embarrass, weaken, compose, adjust, conciliate, arbitrate, concede, settle, compound, implicate, peril, risk
Examples from the Web for compromised
Contemporary Examples of compromised
There are parts of the film where “the science had to be compromised in order to make a great movie,” Thorne says.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’
November 14, 2014
The writer has followed a rule but compromised clarity; whether the vote or the approval was immediate is ambiguous.Go Ahead, End With a Preposition: Grammar Rules We All Can Live With
November 3, 2014
Four days later, 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers were compromised and leaked online by a hacker.‘The Snappening’ Is Real: 90,000 Private Photos and 9,000 Hacked Snapchat Videos Leak Online
October 13, 2014
Is it just a matter of time before an operation is compromised?Could Social Media Blow Special Operations Like the Failed Foley Rescue?
August 23, 2014
The researchers even recommended that people with compromised immune systems boil their Brita water.Are Water Filters B.S.?
August 19, 2014
Historical Examples of compromised
Mortimer compromised by admitting that he had probably forgotten it.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
"Oh, if you're willing to shoulder the blame," compromised Chip, much relieved.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
The Irishman was sent for, and I compromised with him on the spot.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
She compromised for an annuity of two hundred pounds, to be continued to her child.The Incomplete Amorist
The Toussaints didn't want to be compromised in any such business.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Word Origin for compromise
early 15c., "a joint promise to abide by an arbiter's decision," from Middle French compromis (13c.), from Latin compromissus, past participle of compromittere "to make a mutual promise" (to abide by the arbiter's decision), from com- "together" (see com-) + promittere (see promise). The main modern sense of "a coming to terms" is from extension to the settlement itself (late 15c.).
mid-15c., from compromise (n.). Related: Compromised; compromising.