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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
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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

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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I shall refer to strategic compromises if compromising is just a means to attain ulterior goals with a pragmatic approach, irrespective of their being CA or CD.
A moral CD entails the possibility of compromising our principles and values or those of others.
All of these conditions provide different answers to the question of how justifying compromises, but they share the emphasis on the solution that would be possible by compromising. In other words, the circumstances of compromise are reasons to accept a compromise as a solution because this is the only possible way (or the least bad one) to achieve an agreement.
These are predicaments where any accord or decision is faulty, so that compromising is unavoidable.
Here the justification problem can be posed in this way: taking for granted that compromising is morally right in this particular situation, what is the content of the compromise?
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The significance of my point is that those motives are not merely the causes of the CS, but of compromising in general.
Nevertheless the agent may still think that it is not worth compromising. If the agent does not compromise, then she will refuse to take part in an agreement, to perform her part of a common task, or to carry out some action.
Once a promising alternative is labeled unsuitable (for whatever reason), the information that led to eliminating it should be verified, and compromising in the critical aspect should be considered.
The findings of the group will reinforce the efforts to promote enhancement of risk-management systems at banking institutions and are expected to advance sound practices in key areas such as the type of information that can be exchanged between hedge funds and their counterparties without compromising hedge funds' proprietary information.
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301.7122-1T(b)(4)(i)-(iii) provides that, in addition to compromising a tax liability based on doubt as to liability and/or doubt as to collectibility, the IRS will compromise a liability to "promote effective tax administration" when:
The possibility of a taxpayer compromising a tax liability is not a new concept.