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English definition of “compromise”

compromise

noun [C] (AGREEMENT)   /ˈkɑm·prəˌmɑɪz/
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.
(Definition of compromise noun (AGREEMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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