compromise on

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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.
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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
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Montmorency hailed this compromise with much approval.
Erol Rizaov in Nezavisen vesnik comments that Aleksandar Vucic's readiness for compromise with Kosovo has a very instructive point for Macedonia, for the Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and the opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski.
PESHAWAR -- After two of his clients on death row were executed last month, a lawyer has gone to the court complaining that after the black warrants were issued, insufficient time was afforded to reach a compromise with the family of his client's victims.
Headlines ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1 The alternatives cited were compromise without congressional approval, compromise with optional congressional approval and acceptance of donation from the Marcos family.
-- The majority of Democrats nationally believe it is more important for their party's leaders in Congress to stick to their beliefs even if little gets done, rather than compromise with the Trump administration to get things done.
The Senate Banking Committee leadership instead reached a compromise with Sen.
Second and most importantly, one does not compromise with evil.
What compromise with this can there be for people who believe in a strong and independent citizenry, as gun owners do?
Compromise with one taxpayer does not extinguish the liability of any person not named in the offer who is also liable for the tax to which the offer relates.
Frist and Grassley also have been unable to reach a compromise with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), a conferee.
In the last conversation between the two, House urged Wilson to repeat the strategy that had worked in creating the Fed: Compromise with the Senate to get an imperfect League of Nations Covenant ratified, then build on that foundation.
Do they push for undiluted bills that addresses their concerns, or do they compromise with their political adversaries across the aisle?
The agency can compromise with taxpayers on grounds of doubt either as to liability or collectibility.
Urman says he understands how some unions and the AFL-CIO are inclined to look for compromise with Clinton: "There's been such a drought on labor's side for so long," he says.