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compromise

US [ˈkɑmprəˌmaɪz]
UK [ˈkɒmprəmaɪz]
  • n.妥协;和解;折中;互让
  • v.让步;违背(原则);达不到(标准)
  • Web折衷;折中办法;折衷案
Plural Form:compromises  Present Participle:compromising  Past Tense:compromised  
Compromise
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n.
1.
[c]
妥协;折中;互让;和解an agreement made between two people or groups in which each side gives up some of the things they want so that both sides are happy at the end
After lengthy talks the two sides finally reached a compromise .
双方经过长期的商谈终于达成了妥协。
In any relationship, you have to make compromises .
在任何关系当中,人们都得作出让步。
a compromise solution/agreement/candidate
折中的解决方案╱协议╱候选人
2.
[c]
~ (between A and B)
妥协(或折中)方案a solution to a problem in which two or more things cannot exist together as they are, in which each thing is reduced or changed slightly so that they can exist together
This model represents the best compromise between price and quality.
这种型号是平衡了价格和质量的最佳折中方案。
3.
[u]
达成妥协(或和解)the act of reaching a compromise
Compromise is an inevitable part of life.
妥协是生活不可避免的一部分。
There is no prospect of compromise in sight.
目前还没有和解的希望。
v.
1.
[i]
(为达成协议而)妥协,折中,让步to give up some of your demands after a disagreement with sb, in order to reach an agreement
Neither side is prepared to compromise.
双方都不愿意妥协。
After much argument, the judges finally compromised on(= agreed to give the prize to) the 18-year old pianist.
经过激烈争论,评委终于同意那个 18 岁的钢琴手获奖。
They were unwilling to compromise with the terrorists.
他们不愿与恐怖分子妥协。
2.
[t][i]
违背(原则);达不到(标准)to do sth that is against your principles or does not reach standards that you have set
I refuse to compromise my principles.
我拒绝在原则问题上妥协。
We are not prepared to compromise on safety standards.
我们不愿在安全标准问题上放松。
3.
[t]
~ sb/sth/yourself
(尤指因行为不很明智)使陷入危险,使受到怀疑to bring sb/sth/yourself into danger or under suspicion, especially by acting in a way that is not very sensible
She had already compromised herself by accepting his invitation.
她接受了他的邀请,这件事已经使她的声誉受到了损害。
Defeat at this stage would compromise their chances(= reduce their chances) of reaching the finals of the competition.
在这个阶段的失败会减少他们进入决赛的机会。

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