quasicompromising

compromise

[kom-pruh-mahyz]
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.
4.
an endangering, especially of reputation; exposure to danger, suspicion, etc.: a compromise of one's integrity.
verb (used with object), compromised, compromising.
5.
to settle by a compromise.
6.
to expose or make vulnerable to danger, suspicion, scandal, etc.; jeopardize: a military oversight that compromised the nation's defenses.
7.
Obsolete.
a.
to bind by bargain or agreement.
b.
to bring to terms.
verb (used without object), compromised, compromising.
8.
to make a compromise or compromises: The conflicting parties agreed to compromise.
9.
to make a dishonorable or shameful concession: He is too honorable to compromise with his principles.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French compromisse, Middle French compromis < Latin comprōmissum. See com-, promise

compromiser, noun
compromisingly, adverb
compromissary [kom-prom-uh-ser-ee] , adjective
noncompromising, adjective
procompromise, adjective
quasi-compromising, adjective
quasi-compromisingly, adverb
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compromise (ˈkɒmprəˌmaɪz)
 
n
1.  settlement of a dispute by concessions on both or all sides
2.  the terms of such a settlement
3.  something midway between two or more different things
4.  an exposure of one's good name, reputation, etc, to injury
 
vb
5.  to settle (a dispute) by making concessions
6.  (tr) to expose (a person or persons) to disrepute
7.  (tr) to prejudice unfavourably; weaken: his behaviour compromised his chances
8.  obsolete (tr) to pledge mutually
 
[C15: from Old French compromis, from Latin comprōmissum mutual agreement to accept the decision of an arbiter, from comprōmittere, from prōmittere to promise]
 
'compromiser
 
n
 
'compromisingly
 
adv

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compromise
1426, "a joint promise to abide by an arbiter's decision," from M.Fr. compromis, from L. compromissus, pp. of compromittere "to make a mutual promise" (to abide by an arbiter's decision), from com- "together" + promittere (see promise). The main modern sense is from extension
to the settlement itself (1479).
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