Compromise

  • 1 COMPROMISE — (Heb. פְּשָׁרָה, pesharah; apparently derived from the term pesher, solution, Eccles. 8:1), deciding a civil law dispute (dinei mamonot) by the court or an arbitral body, through the exercise of their discretion and not according to the laws… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 2 compromise — com·pro·mise 1 n: an agreement resolving differences by mutual concessions esp. to prevent or end a lawsuit compromise 2 vb mised, mis·ing vt: to resolve or dispose of by a compromise cases in which a dispute is compromised E. A. Farnsworth and W …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Compromise — Com pro*mise, n. [F. compromis, fr. L. compromissum a mutual promise to abide by the decision of an arbiter, fr. compromittere to make such a promise; com + promittere to promise. See {Promise}.] 1. A mutual agreement to refer matters in dispute… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 compromise — [n] agreement, give and take accommodation, accord, adjustment, arrangement, bargain, compact, composition, concession, contract, copout*, covenant, deal, fifty fifty*, half and half, half measure, happy medium*, mean, middle course, middle… …

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  • 5 compromise — [käm′prə mīz΄] n. [ME & OFr compromis < LL compromissum, a compromise, mutual promise < L compromissus, pp. of compromittere, to make a mutual promise to abide by an arbiter s decision < com , together + promittere, to PROMISE] 1. a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Compromise — Com pro*mise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compromised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compromising}.] [From {Compromise}, n.; cf. {Compromit}.] 1. To bind by mutual agreement; to agree. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Laban and himself were compromised That all the eanlings… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Compromise — Com pro*mise, v. i. 1. To agree; to accord. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To make concession for conciliation and peace. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 compromise — (n.) early 15c., a joint promise to abide by an arbiter s decision, from M.Fr. compromis (13c.), from L. compromissus, pp. of compromittere to make a mutual promise (to abide by an arbiter s decision), from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) +… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 compromise — ► NOUN 1) an agreement reached by each side making concessions. 2) an intermediate state between conflicting opinions, reached by mutual concession. ► VERB 1) settle a dispute by mutual concession. 2) expediently accept standards that are lower… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 compromise — ▪ I. compromise com‧pro‧mise 1 [ˈkɒmprəmaɪz ǁ ˈkɑːm ] noun [countable, uncountable] an agreement between two people or groups in which both sides agree to accept less than they first asked for and to give up something that they value: •… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 compromise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ acceptable, fair, good, happy (esp. BrE), possible, pragmatic, reasonable, sensible, suitable ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 compromise — com|pro|mise1 [ˈkɔmprəmaız US ˈka:m ] n [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: compromis, from Latin compromissum joint promise , from compromittere, from com ( COM ) + promittere ( PROMISE2)] 1.) [U and C] an agreement that is achieved after… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 compromise — I UK [ˈkɒmprəmaɪz] / US [ˈkɑmprəˌmaɪz] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms compromise : singular compromise plural compromises ** a) a way of solving a problem or ending an argument in which both people or groups accept that they cannot have… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 Compromise — For the American township, see Compromise Township, Champaign County, Illinois. For the 1925 American film, see Compromise (film). To compromise is to make a deal where one person gives up part of his or her demand. In arguments, compromise is a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 15 compromise — 01. It is going to be difficult to find a [compromise] between the two groups because their needs are so different. 02. I wanted $100 for my bicycle, and he offered me $50, so we eventually [compromised] at $75. 03. This government seems to… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 compromise — com|pro|mise1 [ kamprə,maız ] noun count or uncount ** 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… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 compromise — 1 noun 1 (C, U) an agreement between two people that is achieved by both people accepting less than they wanted at first: Compromise is an inevitable part of marriage. | reach a compromise: Talks continue in the hope that the two factions will… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 compromise — compromiser, n. compromisingly, adv. compromissary /kom prom euh ser ee/, adj. /kom preuh muyz /, n., v., compromised, compromising. n. 1. a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or… …

    Universalium

  • 19 compromise — I n. 1) to agree on, come to, reach, work out a compromise 2) to reject a compromise 3) an acceptable, reasonable compromise 4) a compromise between; with II v. (D; intr.) to compromise on, over; with (they compromised on certain items with us) * …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 compromise — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Settlement of differences by mutual concession Nouns 1. compromise; mediation, arbitration, negotiation, give and take, bargaining. 2. settlement, concession, appeasement, compensation; terms, bargain,… …

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