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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pro·mise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compromised p. pr. & vb. n. Compromising.]
 1. To bind by mutual agreement; to agree. [Obs.]
 Laban and himself were compromised
 That all the eanlings which were streaked and pied
 Should fall as Jacob's hire.   --Shak.
 2. To adjust and settle by mutual concessions; to compound.
    The controversy may easily be compromised.   --Fuller.
 3. To pledge by some act or declaration; to endanger the life, reputation, etc., of, by some act which can not be recalled; to expose to suspicion.
    To pardon all who had been compromised in the late disturbances.   --Motley.