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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (II) Intersocial Volition
Section III. Conditional Intersocial Volition
 
774. Compromise.
 
  
NOUN:COMPROMISE, commutation, composition; middle term, mezzo termine [It.]; compensation [See Compensation]; abatement of differences, adjustment, mutual concession.
  
VERB: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.
  
QUOTATION:All government,—indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act,—is founded on compromise and barter.—Burke

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