compromisenoun [C or U]uk /ˈkɒm.prə.maɪz/ us /ˈkɑːm-/
- 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.
compromiseverbuk /ˈkɒm.prə.maɪz/ us /ˈkɑːm-/
compromise verb (AGREEMENT)
- 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)
- be under a cloud idiom
- bring/take sb down a peg (or two) idiom
- bruise sb's ego idiom
- cut sb down to size idiom
- fall from grace idiom
- in the doghouse idiom
- knock sb off their pedestal idiom 1
- knock sb off their pedestal
- stoop to sth
compromise verb (HARM)
- a drowning man will clutch at a straw idiom
- a leap in the dark idiom
- be skating on thin ice idiom
- go for broke idiom
- have/put your head on the block idiom
- run the risk of doing sth idiom
- sail close to the wind idiom
- stick (sth) out
- stick your neck out idiom