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English definition of “compromise”

compromise

verb
 
 
/ˈkɒmprəmaɪz/
[I] to reduce your demands in order to reach an agreement: compromise (with sb) on sth They compromised with the HR department on the details of the appraisal system.
[I or T] to risk harming something: compromise (on) sth 'I believe it can be done without compromising on safety or service,' he said. His goal was to run a successful business without compromising his principles.
(Definition of compromise verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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