1. [syn: compromising, conciliatory, flexible]
2. vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion;
- Example: "she found herself in a compromising situation"
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: making or willing to make concessions; "loneliness tore
through him...whenever he thought of...even the
compromising Louis du Tillet" [syn: compromising,
conciliatory, flexible] [ant: inflexible, sturdy,
2: vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion;
"she found herself in a compromising situation"