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English noun: compromise

1. compromise (act) a middle way between two extremes

Synonymsvia media

Broader (hypernym)cooperation

2. compromise (communication) an accommodation in which both sides make concessions

SamplesThe newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'.

Broader (hypernym)accommodation

Instance hyponymMissouri Compromise

English verb: compromise

1. compromise (communication) make a compromise; arrive at a compromise

SamplesNobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)agree

Narrower (hyponym)give and take, whore

2. compromise (communication) settle by concession

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)determine, settle, square off, square up

Entailagree, concord, concur, hold

3. compromise (communication) expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute

SamplesThe nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)endanger, expose, peril, queer, scupper

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