compromise

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
compromise

Plural
compromises

  1. (countable) A compromise is an agreement in which everyone gets only some of what they wanted.
    The two parties who were arguing came to a compromise.
  2. (uncountable) Compromise is the act making this type of agreement.
    Compromise is difficult, but without it, most deal will never happen.
  3. (uncountable) Something between two different things.
    A split level house is a compromise between a ranch house and a multistorey house.

Verb[change]

Plain form
compromise

Third-person singular
compromises

Past tense
compromised

Past participle
compromised

Present participle
compromising