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compromise verb

1 in order to reach agreement

VERB + COMPROMISE be prepared to, be ready to | refuse to He wanted his own way and refused to compromise.

PREP. on Unions and management seem ready to compromise on the level of the pay increase. | with They debated whether to compromise with the opposition parties.

2 damage/put in danger

ADV. seriously The affair seriously compromised the party's prospects of electoral success.

VERB + COMPROMISE be prepared to, be ready to | refuse to

PREP. on We are not prepared to compromise on safety standards.