compromise n


  1. Concession; settlement; mediation; negotiation; mutual surrender; give and take agreement; [fig.] promise; betrothal; covenant; marriage contract.

compromise [-d] v

see compromise, n.

  1. Settle; concede; come to an agreement by the partial surrender of position.
  2. Jeopardize; make vulnerable; put at risk.
  3. Expose; divulge; reveal the secret of.