The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Compromise \Com"pro*mise\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compromised; p.
pr. & vb. n. Compromising.] [From Compromise, n.; cf.
1. To bind by mutual agreement; to agree. [Obs.]
Laban and himself were compromised
That all the eanlings which were streaked and pied
Should fall as Jacob's hire. --Shak.
2. To adjust and settle by mutual concessions; to compound.
The controversy may easily be compromised. --Fuller.
3. To pledge by some act or declaration; to endanger the
life, reputation, etc., of, by some act which can not be
recalled; to expose to suspicion.
To pardon all who had been compromised in the late