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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  
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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