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verb British English pronunciation: compromise /ˈkɒmprəmaɪz/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycompromise
he/she/itcompromises
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 cannot compromise the safety of our workers.

  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

    Traditional supporters are accusing the party of compromising its principles.

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