Compromitting
Compromit Com"pro*mit`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compromitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compromitting}.] [L. compromittere. See {Compromise}, n.] 1. To pledge by some act or declaration; to promise. --State Trials (1529). [1913 Webster]

2. To put to hazard, by some indiscretion; to endanger; to compromise; as, to compromit the honor or the safety of a nation. [1913 Webster]


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  • Compromit — Com pro*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compromitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compromitting}.] [L. compromittere. See {Compromise}, n.] 1. To pledge by some act or declaration; to promise. State Trials (1529). [1913 Webster] 2. To put to hazard, by some… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Compromitted — Compromit Com pro*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compromitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Compromitting}.] [L. compromittere. See {Compromise}, n.] 1. To pledge by some act or declaration; to promise. State Trials (1529). [1913 Webster] 2. To put to hazard,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • compromit — transitive verb (compromitted ; compromitted ; compromitting ; compromits) Etymology: Middle English compromitten, from Latin compromittere to promise mutually to abide by the decision of an arbiter more at compromise obsolete : compromise …   Useful english dictionary

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