an agreement in an argument in which the people involved reduce their demands or change their opinion in order to agree:
In a compromise between management and unions, a four percent pay rise was agreed in return for an increase in productivity.
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to accept that you will reduce your demands or change your opinion in order to reach an agreement with someone:
an agreement between two sides who have different opinions, in which each side gives up something it had wanted:
to agree to give up something you want if the other side, which has different opinions from yours, gives up something it wants:
a situation in which the people or groups involved in an argument reduce their demands in order to reach an agreement:
arrive at/come to/reach a compromise House and Senate staffers are working long hours to try to reach a compromise.
acceptable/good/reasonable compromise A deal will stick only if the vast majority of bondholders accept it as a reasonable compromise.
a compromise deal/proposal/solution Both sides in the talks are willing to seek a compromise solution.
a solution to a problem that makes it possible for two or more opposite or different things to exist together:
compromise between sth and sth This piece of equipment is the ideal compromise between power and portability.
compromise (with sb) on sth They compromised with the HR department on the details of the appraisal system.
And, so, it is by virtue of this conceptual connection that the failure of the ontological argument is supposed to compromise the cosmological argument.
He suffers early professional setbacks but emerges triumphant by the end of the novel because he has never compromised his own individuality.
Yet a reduction division must precede fertilisation or problems with ploidy will compromise the viability of the resulting embryo.
Since the human samples available for analysis are non-viable discarded material, they are potentially compromised.
Three interviewees, by contrast, said they would seek non-standard work, but only as a compromise to their not having gained standard types of work.
Otherwise, the primes” impact was compromised, presumably because time was too short to transform the mapping rule into a corresponding intention.