To compromise is to make a deal between different parties where each party gives up part of their demand. In arguments, compromise is a concept of finding agreement through communication, through a mutual acceptance of terms—often involving variations from an original goal or desire. Extremism is often considered as antonym to compromise, which, depending on context, may be associated with concepts of balance and tolerance. In the negative connotation, compromise may be referred to as capitulation, referring to a "surrender" of objectives, principles, or material, in the process of negotiating an agreement. In human relationships "compromise" is frequently said to be an agreement that no party is happy with, this is because the parties involved often feel that they either gave away too much or that they received too little.

Read more about Compromise:  Political Compromise, Studies in Compromise

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Studies in Compromise
... Defining and finding the best possible compromise is an important problem in fields like game theory and the voting system ... Research has indicated that suboptimal compromises are often the result of negotiators failing to realize when they have interests that are completely compatible with those of the other party and settle for ...
Provident Life & Trust Company - Compromise
... Furness's Provident Building (1888–90) was a disappointment, a busy Bavarian fantasy attached to a model of creative rationalism ... On its lower stories, he replicated the polychromatic materials of the bank and echoed the Gothic arch, but mostly the office building was ponderous and pretentious ...
Liabilities Subject To Compromise
... Liabilities Subject to Compromise refers to the Debtors' liabilities, in the U.S.A ... debt is in default due to the filing and is included in liabilities subject to compromise ... Payment terms for liabilities subject to compromise will be established as part of a plan of reorganization under the Chapter 11 cases ...
Compromise Agreement
... In the United Kingdom, a compromise agreement is a specific type of contract, regulated by statute, between an employer and its employee (or ex-employee) under which the employee receives consideration ... ACAS have been involved and arranged a COT3 settlement, COT3 being the name of the form used, compromise agreements are the only means whereby an employee can waive statutory ... An employee cannot compromise potential future claims, though claims that have already arisen, unknown to the employee, can be waived ...
Mick Lyons (Gaelic Footballer) - Playing Career - Compromise Rules
... Lyons was picked to play in the first three Test Series (1984, 1986 and 1987) for Ireland in Compromise Rules ... In the first Compromise Rules match (First Test, 1984 Series) to be played he had to be taken from the field after a tackle from an Aussie rules player ...

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    Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser—in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Children treat their friends differently than they treat the other people in their lives. A friendship is a place for experimenting with new ways of handling anger and aggression. It is an arena for practicing reciprocity, testing assertiveness, and searching for compromise in ways children would not try with parents or siblings.
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    To achieve the larger goal of teaching her children consideration of others, a mother can tolerate some frustration of her own wishes, she can delay having what she wants, she can be flexible enough to compromise. And this is exactly what her child must also learn: that it is possible to survive frustration, it is possible to wait for what he wants, it is possible to compromise without capitulating.
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