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English definition of “compromise”

compromise

verb [T] (LOWER STANDARDS)    /ˈkɒm.prə.maɪz/ US  /ˈkɑːm-/ disapproving
to allow your principles to be less strong or your standards or morals to be lower: Don't compromise your beliefs/principles for the sake of being accepted. If we back down on this issue, our reputation will be compromised. His political career ended when he compromised himself by accepting bribes.Humiliating and degrading
(Definition of compromise verb (LOWER STANDARDS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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