[kom-pruh-mahyzd] /ˈkɒm prəˌmaɪzd/
unable to function optimally, especially with regard to immune response, owing to underlying disease, harmful environmental exposure, or the side effects of a course of treatment.
[kom-pruh-mahyz] /ˈkɒm prəˌmaɪz/
a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
the result of such a settlement.
something intermediate between different things:
The split-level is a compromise between a ranch house and a multistoried house.
an endangering, especially of reputation; exposure to danger, suspicion, etc.:
a compromise of one’s integrity.
verb (used with object), compromised, compromising.
to settle by a compromise.
to expose or make vulnerable to danger, suspicion, scandal, etc.; jeopardize:
a military oversight that compromised the nation’s defenses.
verb (used without object), compromised, compromising.
to make a compromise or compromises:
The conflicting parties agreed to compromise.
to make a dishonorable or shameful concession:
He is too honorable to compromise with his principles.
settlement of a dispute by concessions on both or all sides
the terms of such a settlement
something midway between two or more different things
an exposure of one’s good name, reputation, etc, to injury
to settle (a dispute) by making concessions
(transitive) to expose (a person or persons) to disrepute
(transitive) to prejudice unfavourably; weaken: his behaviour compromised his chances
(transitive) (obsolete) to pledge mutually
early 15c., “a joint promise to abide by an arbiter’s decision,” from Middle French compromis (13c.), from Latin compromissus, past participle of compromittere “to make a mutual promise” (to abide by the arbiter’s decision), from com- “together” (see com-) + promittere (see promise). The main modern sense of “a coming to terms” is from extension to the settlement itself (late 15c.).
mid-15c., from compromise (n.). Related: Compromised; compromising.
noun, Railroads. 1. a joint for linking together rails having different sections.
- Compromise of 1850
A set of laws, passed in the midst of fierce wrangling between groups favoring slavery and groups opposing it, that attempted to give something to both sides. The compromise admitted California to the United States as a “free” (no slavery) state but allowed some newly acquired territories to decide on slavery for themselves. Part of […]
[kom-pruh-mahyz] /ˈkɒm prəˌmaɪz/ noun 1. a settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands. 2. the result of such a settlement. 3. something intermediate between different things: The split-level is a compromise between a ranch house and a multistoried house. […]
noun, Railroads. 1. a rail for linking rails having different sections.