a middle way between two extremes; an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
- "the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"
make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"
- "How is it possible for your company to increase it's competitiveness without compromising the quality?"
- "She felt she would be compromised if she was seen in that company"
- "Compromise with one's conscience"
expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
- "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"
- "Trojan horse links could be written to erase files or compromise security"