compromise, via media(noun)
a middle way between two extremes
an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
"the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"
make a compromise; arrive at a compromise
"nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"
settle by concession
expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
"The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"
The settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions.
A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right.
To bind by mutual agreement.
To find a way between extremes.
To cause impairment of.
To breach a security system.
a mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute to the decision of arbitrators
a settlement by arbitration or by mutual consent reached by concession on both sides; a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights, resulting in an agreement
a committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right
to bind by mutual agreement; to agree
to adjust and settle by mutual concessions; to compound
to pledge by some act or declaration; to endanger the life, reputation, etc., of, by some act which can not be recalled; to expose to suspicion
to agree; to accord
to make concession for conciliation and peace
Origin: [From Compromise, n.; cf. Compromit.]
To compromise is to make a deal between different parties where each party gives up part of their demand. In arguments, compromise is a concept of finding agreement through communication, through a mutual acceptance of terms—often involving variations from an original goal or desire. Extremism is often considered as antonym to compromise, which, depending on context, may be associated with concepts of balance and tolerance. In the negative connotation, compromise may be referred to as capitulation, referring to a "surrender" of objectives, principles, or material, in the process of negotiating an agreement. In human relationships "compromise" is frequently said to be an agreement that no party is happy with, this is because the parties involved often feel that they either gave away too much or that they received too little.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kom′prō-mīz, n. a settlement of differences by mutual concession, adjustment of one's theories or principles.—v.t. to settle by mutual agreement and concession: to pledge: to involve or bring into question—to expose one's self to risk of danger or misunderstanding.—p.adj. Com′promised, exposed to danger or discredit. [Fr. compromis—L. compromittĕre, -missum—com, together, promittĕre, to promise.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
The known or suspected exposure of clandestine personnel, installations, or other assets or of classified information or material, to an unauthorized person.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The mutual agreement of a party or parties at difference, to refer to arbitration, or make an end of the matter.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'compromise' in Nouns Frequency: #1933
The numerical value of compromise in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of compromise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- حل وسطArabic
- компромис, постигам компромис, компрометирам, търся компромисBulgarian
- kompromittieren, Kompromiss, beeinträchtigen, AusgleichGerman
- comprometerse, compromiso, acuerdo, arregloSpanish
- rikkoa, murtaa, kompromissi, vahingoittaa, sopia, sovitteluratkaisu, sovitellaFinnish
- kompromisszum, kiegyezésHungarian
- compromesso, pattuire, compromettereItalian
- 折衷, 和解, 妥協Japanese
- 타협, 妥協Korean
- compromitteren, compromisDutch
- kompromissNorwegian Nynorsk
- acordo, compromisso, meio-termoPortuguese
- компрометировать, компромисс, идтиRussian
- компромис, kompromisSerbo-Croatian
- kompromiss, kompromettera, förhandla, komma överens, dagtinga, kompromissaSwedish
- tehlikeye atmak, ödün, tâviz, ödün vermek, ara bulmak, uzlaşma, tâviz vermek, uzlaşmak, anlaşmakTurkish
- thoả hiệp, sự, 妥協Vietnamese
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