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compromise

 [kom´pro-mīz]
1. to make a decision by mutual consent in which neither party has all demands met but both agree that it is acceptable.
2. to take an action or place a patient in a position that endangers health and well-being.

compromise

(kŏm′prə-mīz′)
n.
1.
a. A settlement of differences in which each side makes concessions.
b. The result of such a settlement.
2. Something that combines qualities or elements of different things: The incongruous design is a compromise between high tech and early American.
3. A weakening or reduction of one's principles or standards: a compromise of morality.
4. Impairment, as by disease or injury: physiological compromise.
v. compro·mised, compro·mising, compro·mises
v.intr.
1. To arrive at a settlement by making concessions.
2. To reduce the quality, value, or degree of something, such as one's ideals.
v.tr.
1.
a. To expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute: a secret mission that was compromised and had to be abandoned.
b. To reduce in quality, value, or degree; weaken or lower: Don't compromise your standards.
2. To impair, as by disease or injury: an immune system that was compromised by a virus.
3. To settle by mutual concessions: a dispute that was compromised.

com′pro·mis′er n.

compromise

[kom′prəmīs]
Etymology: L, com, together, promittere, to promise
1 an action that may involve a change in a person's behavior, as in substituting goals or delaying satisfaction of needs in one area to reduce stress in another.
2 an illness or condition that can affect another part of the body.

compromise (käm´prəmīz´),

n an arrangement arrived at, in or out of court, for settling a disagreement on terms considered by the parties to be fair.
References in classic literature ?
A belief in his capacity had taken such deep root in all minds that the more ambitious public men felt it was necessary to compromise des Lupeaulx in some way to prevent his rising higher; they made up to him for his subordinate public position by their secret confidence.
He well understood that under the Restoration, a period of continual compromises between men, between things, between accomplished facts and other facts looking on the horizon, it was all-important for the ruling powers to have a household drudge.
No Brown compromise to-night," said East, looking at his watch.
said Anna indifferently, as though not greatly interested in the matter, and she went on smiling: "How can you or your friends compromise anyone?
This invitation from Letheringham seemed such a wonderful opportunity for compromise.
If he once mounts the platform at Glasgow there will be no further chance of any compromise.
If awkward inquiries were made, how could be he expected to compromise himself, for the sake of a man who had declined to deal with him?
I warned you before we came, my dear sir, that there was nothing to look to but a compromise.
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The Offer in Compromise Program allows taxpayers who do not have, and will not have in the foreseeable future, the money, assets or means to pay their tax liability in full to offer a lesser amount for complete satisfaction of a nondisputed final tax liability.
A seminar titled "Role of Compromise and Reconciliation Committees in the Society," was held at the College of Technology in the Wilayat of Shinas today under the auspices of Sayyid Hilal bin Hamoud al Busaidi, Wali of Shinas.
The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America by Robert Pierce Forbes