1. a middle way between two extremes
(synonym) via media
2. an accommodation in which both sides make concessions; "the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'"
(hyponym) Missouri Compromise
1. make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; "nobody will get everything he wants; we all must compromise"
(hyponym) give and take
2. settle by concession
(hypernym) settle, square off, square up, determine
(entail) agree, hold, concur, concord
3. expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute; "The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"
(hypernym) queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril