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compromise (with) (one's) principles

To forsake, ignore, or otherwise go against one's fundamental beliefs or virtues. I never thought he would compromise his principles just to get ahead in business like that. Jane felt really guilty about compromising with her principles when she didn't turn her friends into the police after she saw them stealing.

compromise on (something)

To reach an agreement in which both sides make concessions. Living in this seedy neighborhood is not something I'm willing to compromise on. We couldn't agree on what to have for dinner, so we compromised on tacos tonight and Italian tomorrow.
See also: compromise, on

compromise on someone or something (with someone)

 and compromise (on someone or something) with someone
to reach agreement with someone on a disputed matter concerning someone or something; to make concessions to someone on some point concerning someone or something. I intend to compromise on this matter with them. Are you going to compromise with me on this issue?
See also: compromise, on

reach a compromise

to achieve a compromise; to negotiate an agreement. After many hours of discussion, we finally reached a compromise. We were unable to reach a compromise and quit trying.
See also: compromise, reach
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The working papers presented during the seminar, highlighted the reconciliation and tolerance in the Omani legislation and law, the compromise in the Islamic legislation and its impact, the Compromise and Reconciliation Committees, their development, objectives and roles in the settling of cases.
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Analyst Zarko Trajanoski explains for Dnevnik that the sent message--"There will be a referendum" literally means "No compromise on the name issue" when interpreted.
For credit unions, the breach reinforced the critical nature of a compromise mitigation plan.
MUSCAT: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Zahir Al Hinai, minister of justice and vice-president of the Judicial Supreme Council, has issued a decision setting up Compromise and Reconciliation Committee at Shleem and Al Halaniyat Islands with its Notary Public Department stationed at Shleem.
Second and most importantly, one does not compromise with evil.
We cannot tell you what we are doing because it will compromise national security during a time of war.
This bill is not a compromise but a full-fledged capitulation on the part of the legislative branch to executive claims of power," correctly observed the Washington Post in a July 15 editorial.
Despite the potential for increased compliance burdens for smaller, single-state businesses, some members of the business community have noted their strong opposition to any compromise allowing states to adopt origin-based sourcing for intrastate sales.
To the Editor: Following logic similar to that recently used by the US Food and Drug Administration to withdraw approval for enrofloxacin, a recent letter estimated that fluoroquinolone use in poultry could compromise responses to antimicrobial drugs in >24,000 persons per year in the United States (1).
The book provides a richly detailed ethnographic account of a court decision, the backlash against the decision, the legislative response to the issues ordered in the case, the political compromise of civil unions, and how this compromise both addresses and avoids the locus of social change.
Some degree of compromise is required for any group of people to live or work together.
a provider of compromise detection solutions (CDS) that mitigate malicious intruders and unauthorized access on internal networks, has introduced the industry's first Compromise Assessment(TM) program.