1An agreement or settlement of a dispute obtained by each party making concessions. A secret mission that was compromised and had to be abandoned. An example of compromise is a teenager who wants to go home at midnight, while his parents want them to go home at 10 p.m., they end up agreeing at 11 p.m. 2mas noun The appropriate acceptance of lower standards than is desirable. The average English, mutual promise to stick to the decision of an arbitrator, Anglo-French commissioners, Latin compromises, castration of compromise, past Compromittere, to promise each other to promise to com -promittere – promise more The incongruous design is a compromise between high technology and the First Americans. 3 with object Discrediting or endangering by indiscreet, stupid or reckless behavior. Late average English (mutual consent to arbitration): from the old French compromise, from the late Latin compromise `a consent to arbitration`, from com-`together` -promise). This would not be the first Russian spy term to make that An example of compromise is a very clean person who decides that they don`t need mop every day to have a good family time. . Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for compromises He tried to compromise security in the computer by guessing the password.