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compromise

noun [C or U]     /ˈkɒm.prə.maɪz/ US  /ˈkɑːm-/
B2 an agreement in an argument in which the people involved reduce their demands or change their opinion in order to agree: It is hoped that a compromise will be reached in today's talks. In a compromise between management and unions, a four percent pay rise was agreed in return for an increase in productivity. The government has said that there will be no compromise with terrorists.Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
(Definition of compromise noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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