compromise

Part of speech: verb

To adjust or make a settlement by concessions.

Part of speech: verb

To expose to risk or suspicion.

Part of speech: noun

A settlement by mutual concession.

Part of speech: noun

The habit or spirit of concession.

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Usage examples "compromise":

  1. She consented to the compromise, and sent one of her daughters to prepare my room. - "My Home In The Field of Honor", Frances Wilson Huard.
  2. If a man loves you and wants you for his wife, I fail to see how that can compromise you. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.
  3. He hated compromise and desired justice,- and was a great rather than a successful lawyer. - "Lady Anna", Anthony Trollope.