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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Both the UK and the EU want to avoid this no-deal scenario, but as more and more self-imposed deadlines pass, the real one is getting closer — without any clear sign of compromise.The EU and the UK still haven’t reached a post-Brexit agreement. What’s next?|Jen Kirby|October 16, 2020|Vox
Given this dynamic, Bevington says, there ought to be plenty of room for compromise.A fine kettle: How fishing became the issue that could sink a post-Brexit U.K.-EU trade deal|Jeremy Kahn|October 15, 2020|Fortune
There was in fact no compromise of the system, even though word of an attack spread like a small wildfire.Election result delays mean “the system is working,” says cybersecurity chief|Bobbie Johnson|October 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The compromise includes a proposed licensing system to track and manage vacation rentals, a limit on the volume of whole-home vacation rentals the city can license and policies to address long-running quality of life issues such as noise and parking.Morning Report: How to Open Schools and Other Stuff|Voice of San Diego|October 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
I’ve thought of these experiences lately, as I’ve followed news about Congress’s inability to find a compromise on a second national stimulus package.Why are we letting America’s smallest businesses die?|jakemeth|October 7, 2020|Fortune
As debt talks hit the skids yet again, the Great Compromiser seemed to finally lose his cool—has he reached his breaking point?
He is not a compromiser, but a combatant, and his blows have been telling ones.The Old World and Its Ways|William Jennings Bryan
Riches, then, being an evil, the non-compromiser should logically regard the rich man as a persistent evil-doer.
To the non-compromiser, the "scarlet woman" is a symbol of the lowest depth of vice, and no condemnation is too severe for her.
For instance, many a prominent non-compromiser among the clergy is living in comparative ease, if not luxury.
Henry Clay, the great compromiser, came to the rescue and in 1850 California was admitted as a free state.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard