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compromise

noun
 
 
/ˈkɒmprəmaɪz/
[C or U] a situation in which the people or groups involved in an argument reduce their demands in order to reach an agreement: arrive at/come to/reach a compromise House and Senate staffers are working long hours to try to reach a compromise.acceptable/good/reasonable compromise A deal will stick only if the vast majority of bondholders accept it as a reasonable compromise.a compromise deal/proposal/solution Both sides in the talks are willing to seek a compromise solution.
[C] a solution to a problem that makes it possible for two or more opposite or different things to exist together: compromise between sth and sth This piece of equipment is the ideal compromise between power and portability.
Translations of “compromise”
in Arabic حَلّ وَسط…
in Korean 타협…
in Malaysian kata sepakat…
in French compromis…
in Turkish uzlaşma, uyuşma, anlaşma…
in Italian compromesso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 妥協, 折衷, 讓步…
in Russian компромисс…
in Polish kompromis…
in Vietnamese sự thỏa hiệp…
in Spanish acuerdo mutuo, término medio…
in Portuguese acordo, ajuste…
in Thai การประนีประนอม…
in German der Kompromiß…
in Catalan compromís…
in Japanese 妥協…
in Indonesian kompromi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 妥协, 折中, 让步…
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