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compromise

noun [C]  us   /ˈkɑm·prəˌmɑɪz/

compromise noun [C] (AGREEMENT)

an agreement between two sides who have different opinions, in which each side gives up something it had wanted: Under the compromise, car manufacturers must use cleaner fuel but have more time to do it.

compromise

verb  us   /ˈkɑm·prəˌmɑɪz/

compromise verb (LOWER STANDARDS)

[T] to lower or weaken standards: His opponents charged that the deal would compromise conservative principles.

compromise verb (AGREE)

[I] to agree to give up something you want if the other side, which has different opinions from yours, gives up something it wants: Republicans were refusing to compromise on health-care legislation.
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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