make compromises


: to give up something (in order to get along, come to an agreement, etc.)
Both boys will have to make compromises if they are to share the room.

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Recent Examples on the Web And in cities with mixed populations, people make compromises — like at swimming pools and bus stops. Gabby Sobelman, New York Times, 5 Aug. 2023 Designers make compromises to dress a star for an awards show, often simplifying their work. Rachel Tashjian,, 1 May 2023 Having sensitive feet means Jill has searched high and low for the best comfy flats on the market, and has zeroed in on the brands that truly deliver long-lasting support and style – thankfully, there's no need to make compromises these days. Jill Schildhouse, Travel + Leisure, 27 Apr. 2023 Hard-line members of the Taliban could join IS as the Taliban leadership, now in power, has to make compromises whether at home or abroad. Samya Kullab, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Oct. 2021 This means that each partner can elevate their head and feet to their exact comfort level without needing to make compromises with their partner. Deirdre Mundorf, Discover Magazine, 19 Aug. 2021 To treat as many people as possible, the state will have to make compromises and anyone showing up to an emergency room will have no choice but to accept them. Kyle Whitmire, al, 18 Aug. 2021 There is no sign that the labor-management paradigm will change, and a Democratic administration is unlikely to challenge longshoremen’s unions to make compromises. Peter Tirschwell, WSJ, 2 June 2021 Some Western officials said China could have a more limited, but useful, part to play in encouraging Russia to hold cease-fire talks, without necessarily negotiating detailed proposals or pressing Moscow to make compromises. Dan De Luce, NBC News, 13 May 2023 See More

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“Make compromises.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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