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compromise

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of compromise

  1. the act or practice of each side giving up something in order to reach an agreement <eventually we reached a compromise on the number of hours per week that would be devoted to piano practice> Synonyms accommodation, concession, give-and-take, negotiationRelated Words haggle, horse trade; accord, arrangement, bargain, concurrence, consensus, deal, understanding; agreement, settlement; mediation, treaty




compromise

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of compromise

  1. 1 to place in danger <officials at the state department were concerned that his statements would compromise national security> Synonyms adventure, endanger, gamble (with), hazard, imperil, jeopard, jeopardize, menace, peril, risk, ventureRelated Words intimidate, threaten; expose; subject; chance, wagerNear Antonyms guard, protect, shelter, shield; preserve, resume, save

  2. 2 to reduce the soundness, effectiveness, or perfection of <the deletion of several critical points for space considerations really compromised the essay> Synonyms blemish, bloody, break, damage, crab, cripple, cross (up), deface, disfigure, endamage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, spoil, vitiateRelated Words deteriorate, enervate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; erode, scour, wash out, wear (away); blight, tarnish; dent, ding, dint; botch, gum (up), queer; lacerate, wound; disable, hamstring, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, torment, torture; annihilate, bang up, bash, batter, clobber, crush, dash, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, scourge, shatter, smash, tear down, total, waste, wipe out, wreckNear Antonyms cure, heal, help, rectify, rehabilitate, remedy; edit, remodel, revise; ameliorate, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect, refineAntonyms doctor, fix, mend, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, renovate, repair, revamp





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