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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 com·pro·mise /ˈkɑmprəˌmaɪz/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 com·pro·mise /ˈkɑmprəˌmaɪz/ 及物動詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pro·mise n.
 1. A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute to the decision of arbitrators. [Obs.]
 2. A settlement by arbitration or by mutual consent reached by concession on both sides; a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights, resulting in an agreement.
 But basely yielded upon compromise
 That which his noble ancestors achieved with blows.   --Shak.
    All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.   --Burke.
    An abhorrence of concession and compromise is a never failing characteristic of religious factions.   --Hallam.
 3. A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender; as, a compromise of character or right.
    I was determined not to accept any fine speeches, to the compromise of that sex the belonging to which was, after all, my strongest claim and title to them.   --Lamb.

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·pro·mise, v. i.
 1. To agree; to accord. [Obs.]
 2. To make concession for conciliation and peace.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a middle way between two extremes [syn: via media]
      2: an accommodation in which both sides make concessions; "the
         newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because
         they considered it `business as usual'"
      v 1: make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; "nobody will get
           everything he wants; we all must compromise"
      2: settle by concession
      3: expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute;
         "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the