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noun [countable/uncountable] American English pronunciation: compromise /ˈkɑmprəˌmaɪz/ 
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  1. a way of solving a problem or ending an argument in which both people or groups accept that they cannot have everything they want
    compromise between:

    This deal is the ideal compromise between your needs and their demands.

    reach/arrive at/come to a compromise:

    Both sides have agreed to meet, in the hope of reaching a compromise.

    make a compromise:

    Neither of them is willing to make compromises.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] involving a compromise

      a compromise solution/agreement/settlement

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