Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section III. Conditional Intersocial Volition
COMPROMISE, commutation, composition; middle term, mezzo termine [It.]; compensation [See Compensation]; abatement of differences, adjustment, mutual concession.
COMPROMISE, commute, compound; take the mean; split the difference, meet one halfway, give and take; come to terms (contact) [See Compact]; submit to arbitration, abide by arbitration; patch up, bridge over, arrange; straighten out, adjust, adjust differences; agree; make the best of, make a virtue of necessity; take the will for the deed.
All government,indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act,is founded on compromise and barter.Burke