Definition of 'compromise'
Video: pronunciation of 'compromise'
Example sentences containing 'compromise'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
You can make a compromise that allows the partnership to run more smoothly. The Sun (2016)The brinkmanship may go on for years unless a compromise is reached. Times, Sunday Times (2016)About a third of the deals involved a compromise agreement. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How can we reach a compromise? The Sun (2017)You'll also have to compromise on the pool. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's smart to make a compromise to get home plans moving. The Sun (2016)They announced a'fair' compromise after two days of legal wrangling. The Sun (2016)I think she really said'no compromise '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There have been times when it has seemed weary of the compromises of coalition government. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They chose to go with their convictions rather than compromise. Christianity Today (2000)You are smart enough to reach a compromise that makes a big difference to your love life. The Sun (2009)There was no indication that any were given to compromise. THE FOUR NATIONS: A History of the United Kingdom (2002)There is no room for compromise between the two sides. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We will not compromise or accept negotiation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We have a compromise agreement in place that just covers his resignation from this job. The Sun (2007)The integrity of this well was also not compromised. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What was it like to live with moral compromise? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Until you know who is doing that you are in a compromising position. The Sun (2010)These organisations are almost certainly oblivious to the compromised situation in which they find themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Zurich is said to be determined to find a compromise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It may be the birth of a new era of consensus and compromise government. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Love-wise you can make a small compromise that keeps a partnership strong. The Sun (2014)Tell her you want to save your marriage and try to reach a compromise. The Sun (2009)It is not possible to publish redacted full reports without compromising these two imperatives. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The only area in which no compromise should be accepted is that of safety. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was a compromise agreement to keep legal costs low. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Are you seriously saying we would compromise our integrity for the sake of a trip to a hotel? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Mercury is at work in your compromise zone so give a little to gain a lot at work. The Sun (2012)Meanwhile, one in five brides would borrow cash rather than compromise on their dream day. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'compromise'
Very Common. compromise is one of the 4000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'compromise'
British English: compromise /ˈkɒmprəˌmaɪz/ NOUN
A compromise is a situation in which people accept something slightly different from what they really want.
Encourage your child to reach a compromise between what he wants and what you want.
- American English: compromise
- Arabic: تَسْوِية
- Brazilian Portuguese: compromisso
- Chinese: 妥协
- Croatian: kompromis
- Czech: kompromis
- Danish: kompromis
- Dutch: compromis
- European Spanish: compromiso obligación
- Finnish: kompromissi
- French: compromis
- German: Kompromiss
- Greek: συμβιβασμός
- Italian: compromesso
- Japanese: 妥協
- Korean: 타협
- Norwegian: kompromiss
- Polish: kompromis
- European Portuguese: compromisso
- Romanian: compromis
- Russian: соглашение на основе взаимных уступок
- Spanish: compromiso
- Swedish: kompromiss
- Thai: การประนีประนอม
- Turkish: ödün
- Ukrainian: компроміс
- Vietnamese: sự thỏa hiệp
British English: compromise /ˈkɒmprəˌmaɪz/ VERB
If you compromise with someone, you reach an agreement with them in which you both give up something that you originally wanted. You can also say that two people or groups compromise.
The government has compromised with its critics over monetary policies.
- American English: compromise
- Arabic: يُسَوِّي بِحَلٍّ وَسَط
- Brazilian Portuguese: acordar
- Chinese: 妥协
- Croatian: postići kompromis
- Czech: dohodnout se učinit kompromis
- Danish: kompromittere
- Dutch: compromis sluiten
- European Spanish: transigir
- Finnish: tehdä kompromissi
- French: compromettre
- German: einen Kompromiss schließen
- Greek: συμβιβάζομαι
- Italian: transigere
- Japanese: 妥協する
- Korean: 타협하다
- Norwegian: gå på akkord med
- Polish: pójść na kompromis
- European Portuguese: entrar em acordo
- Romanian: a ajunge la un compromis
- Russian: пойти на компромисс
- Spanish: transigir
- Swedish: kompromissa
- Thai: ประนีประนอม
- Turkish: ödün vermek
- Ukrainian: доходити компромісу
- Vietnamese: thỏa hiệp
Definition of compromise from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
Audrey Brow, Unicorn Farts & Space Grease: June’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this June with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.