compromisenoun [ C or U ]uk /ˈkɒm.prə.maɪz/ us /ˈkɑːm.prə.maɪz/
In a compromise between management and unions, a four percent pay rise was agreed in return for an increase in productivity. 资方与工会达成和解，同意以加薪4%来作为提高生产力的回报。
- The talks are aiming at a compromise.
- The leader's aggressive stance seems to have foreclosed any chance of diplomatic compromise.
- I'm hopeful that we can reach a compromise.
- Negotiations are a two-way thing - both sides have to come to a compromise.
- A compromise has to be reached between all the powerful vested interests before any restoration work in the city can take place.
compromise verb (AGREEMENT)
Well, you want $400 and I say $300, so let's compromise at/on $350. 好吧，你要价400美元，我说300美元，那我们就来个折中价350美元。
- Somebody will have to compromise if we are to break the deadlock between the two warring factions.
- The reluctance of either side to compromise means that the talks are doomed to fail.
- The antagonists in this dispute are quite unwilling to compromise.
- The dispute had reached an impasse, as neither side would compromise.
- They have become irreconcilable, with both sides refusing to compromise any further.
compromise verb (LOWER STANDARDS)