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compromise

  

      n  
1    settlement of a dispute by concessions on both or all sides  
2    the terms of such a settlement  
3    something midway between two or more different things  
4    an exposure of one's good name, reputation, etc., to injury  
      vb  
5    to settle (a dispute) by making concessions  
6    tr   to expose (a person or persons) to disrepute  
7    tr   to prejudice unfavourably; weaken  
his behaviour compromised his chances     
8    tr  
Obsolete   to pledge mutually  
     (C15: from Old French compromis, from Latin compromissum mutual agreement to accept the decision of an arbiter, from compromittere, from promittere to promise)  
  compromiser      n  
  compromisingly      adv  
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compromise

  
1   
      vb   adjust, agree, arbitrate, compose, compound, concede, give and take, go fifty-fifty     (informal)   meet halfway, settle, strike a balance  
2   
      n   accommodation, accord, adjustment, agreement, concession, give-and-take, half measures, middle ground, settlement, trade-off  
3   
      vb   discredit, dishonour, embarrass, endanger, expose, hazard, imperil, implicate, jeopardize, prejudice, weaken  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   argue, assure, boost, contest, differ, disagree, enhance, support  
      n   contention, controversy, difference, disagreement, dispute, quarrel  

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compromise v.
settling an argument

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an agreement in an argument in which the people involved reduce their ...

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an agreement in an argument in which the people involved reduce their ...

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
a satisfactory compromise between two opposed things ; a course of action or state that is between two extremes
Ex: There were solid arguments for both sides and after hours of endless discussions, a happy medium that could satisfy each camp was still to be struck
n.
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
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