- to bind by bargain or agreement.
- to bring to terms.
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How to use compromise in a sentence
After three hours of anger, the Republicans agreed to a compromise, and Wayne County’s election was certified after all.For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics|Kayla Ruble, Tom Hamburger, David Fahrenthold|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
When it filed the petition Tuesday, TikTok said the government had not responded to its latest efforts to strike a compromise and prevent an enforced sale.
Threatened by climate change, extractive industries, and other forces that are quickly shrinking their Mountain West habitat, the birds have come to represent the struggle for compromise and collaboration among a wide array of stakeholders.
Republican lawmakers argued Sunday that those results amounted to a rejection of far-left policies and a call for compromise, most immediately on legislation addressing the coronavirus crisis.Lame-duck Congress and lame-duck president face huge challenges in coming weeks|Erica Werner, Paul Kane, Yasmeen Abutaleb|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
There will always be pressure points and funding deadlines that force action and force compromise.Democrats’ ambitious agenda for 2021 runs into unexpected obstacle — McConnell’s resilience|Erica Werner|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
They decided to get rid of the compromising objects immediately.
We've walked in on Jenny and Kevin in compromising sexual positions before.The MVPs of Sleaze Are Back: FXX's 'The League' Ups the Degenerate Ante|Emily Shire|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But religions and ideologies are the opposite of flexible and compromising.
Even if the Court does settle on a compromising solution, it may not matter much—at least for smart crooks and smart cops.Can Government Call the Shots on Cellphone Privacy?|Aziz Huq|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His most recent book on Sudan is Compromising With Evil: An archival history of greater Sudan, 2007 – 2012.
Marguerite, alone at Bagneres with her maid, and not being in any fear of compromising herself, granted the duke's request.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils
The puppet had been torn from Mazaroff's hands; those compromising papers had vanished from Countess Saens's drawer.The Weight of the Crown|Fred M. White
A slight event, occurring at this time, came near compromising the power which Catherine had so painfully built up.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
Its very existence enraged him; that such matters should have been put in writing was compromising to his entire policy.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
But, unhappily, each alibi would have been almost equally compromising.Angling Sketches|Andrew Lang