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1. compromise

noun. ['ˈkɑːmprəˌmaɪz'] a middle way between two extremes.

Synonyms

  • cooperation

Antonyms

  • disorient
  • deregulate

Etymology

  • compromis (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Compromise

  • customize
  • legitimize
  • legitimize

How do you pronounce compromise?

Pronounce compromise as ˈkɑmprəˌmaɪz.

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How do you spell compromise? Is it compromize ?

A common misspelling of compromise is compromize

Sentences with compromise


1. Verb, base form
You might have to compromise to save the friendship.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Many commercial dog foods contain a number of ingredients that compromise the health of pets.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Other services compromise by offering a cordless phone whose base connects to your computer via a USB cable.

Quotes about compromise


1. I'm free. I just do what I want, say what I want, say how I feel, and I don't try to hurt nobody. I just try to make sure that I don't compromise my art in any kind of way, and I think people respect that.
- Erykah Badu

2. A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
- Ludwig Erhard

3. No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater...The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that's the key. It's like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot.
- Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

2. compromise

verb. ['ˈkɑːmprəˌmaɪz'] make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; we all must compromise".

Synonyms

  • agree
  • whore

Antonyms

  • float
  • rise
  • begin

Etymology

  • compromis (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. compromise

verb. ['ˈkɑːmprəˌmaɪz'] settle by concession.

Synonyms

  • concord
  • square up
  • settle
  • square off
  • agree
  • hold
  • concur

Antonyms

  • disagreement
  • disorder
  • disarrange
  • war

Etymology

  • compromis (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. compromise

noun. ['ˈkɑːmprəˌmaɪz'] an accommodation in which both sides make concessions.

Antonyms

  • indispose

Etymology

  • compromis (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. compromise

verb. ['ˈkɑːmprəˌmaɪz'] expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute.

Synonyms

  • scupper
  • queer
  • endanger
  • expose

Antonyms

  • destabilise
  • stay
  • refuse
  • start

Etymology

  • compromis (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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