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compromise (on something) with (someone)

To reach an agreement in which both sides make concessions. I'm sorry, but I'm not willing to compromise with you to live in this seedy neighborhood. For dinner tonight, I compromised on dinner with my husband. This means that we'll have tacos tonight and my pick tomorrow—Italian!
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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

reach a compromise

To achieve an agreement that includes benefits and concessions for both parties. After nearly three days of negotiations, we finally reached a compromise and began moving forward with the merger. You've got to learn to reach compromises if you want your marriage to succeed.
See also: compromise, reach
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The accused Mohammad Waqar had killed his sister in 2012 and later husband of his sister had reached compromise deal with the accused.
The accused, Muhammad Waqar, had killed his sister in 2012 and made a compromise deal with her husband of his deceased sister later.
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