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