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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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