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verb compromise pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑmprəˌmaɪz/
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present tense
present participlecompromising
past tensecompromised
past participlecompromised
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to solve a problem or end an argument by accepting that you cannot have everything that you want

    Her refusal to compromise infuriated her colleagues.

    compromise on:

    We simply cannot compromise on the question of human rights.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to risk harming or losing something important

    We will not compromise the safety of our workers.

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  3. 3
    [transitive] to behave in a way that is not honest by doing things that do not agree with what you previously believed in or tried to achieve


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