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 compromiserjudge, arbitrator, referee, ref, ump, mediator, justice, settler, proprietor, moderator, negotiator, arbiter, peacemaker, inspector, adjudicator, assessor
Examples from the Web for compromiser
Historical Examples of compromiser
The dogmatist has called the great Emancipator a compromiser.
I am no compromiser, no treaty-maker, no haggler, no beggar.The Goose Man
Peer is a compromiser at every station of his variegated career.Iconoclasts
He is not a compromiser, but a combatant, and his blows have been telling ones.The Old World and Its Ways
William Jennings Bryan
I'm not naturally a trimmer and a compromiser--but, poor Honora!The Precipice
Elia Wilkinson Peattie
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.