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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Settling a dispute by giving up something wanted. Also: Bringing into danger or under suspicion.

Usage examples (37)
  • If power corrupts, weakness in the seat of power, with its constant necessity of deals and bribes and compromising arrangements, corrupts even more.
  • She found herself in a compromising situation
  • Loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet
  • Some in the Lutheran tradition were shocked to see their leaders make what they described as a compromising move. for more
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