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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 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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That some of the liabilities subject to compromise are not in fact compromised by a confirmed plan is not the measure of whether a general restructuring occurs.
32] Each year should be separately listed by the type of tax sought to be compromised.
Moreover, we are offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the recovery of the two laptop computers with proof that the information on the computers has not been compromised.
In Cardenas Compromised, Ben Fallaw tests the theses of populists, revisionists and postrevisionists through a richly detailed political history of the Cardenas years in the southeastern state of Yucatan, a region dominated by henequen haciendas and populated largely by indigenous Maya speakers.
We believe the Compromised Account Service represents the next generation in precise fraud prediction for issuing banks," said Wendy Murdock, Chief Payment System Integrity Officer, MasterCard Worldwide.
So they compromised - but only on 10 percent of the budget, and only through September.
ENIRA integrates with other security solutions, especially security event management (SEM) tools and alert software such as intrusion detection systems (IDS); this holistic approach lets ENIRA take the 'next step' - by highlighting compromised devices and isolating them.
In particular, Type Enforcement controls what code the process can execute, which provides strong separation of the operating system from applications and applications from each other -- meaning that if one cell in the honeycomb is compromised the other cells are not.
According to the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), 77 percent of consumers expect organizations to have strong identification safeguards in place in the event their personal information is compromised.
Just last week, DSW revealed the total number of compromised cards exceeds 1.
If you use only one password and it is compromised or stolen, you could become the victim of identity theft or financial loss.
NEW YORK -- JupiterResearch, a division of Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM), today announced that according to its recently released report, "Integrated Handsets: Balancing Device Functionality with Consumer Desires," the majority of consumers will accept compromised functionality in order to obtain a single integrated device, such as a smartphone, if they prefer not to carry multiple devices.
Intrusic's world-class executive team has developed Zephon, a ground-breaking solution to identify compromised networks and map the full extent of the breach by providing full forensics.