Compromise vs Tolerance - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between compromise and tolerance
is that compromise
is the settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions while tolerance
As a verb compromise
is (ambitransitive) to bind by mutual agreement.
The settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions.
- But basely yielded upon compromise / That which his noble ancestors achieved with blows.
- All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
A committal to something derogatory or objectionable; a prejudicial concession; a surrender.
- An abhorrence of concession and compromise is a never failing characteristic of religious factions.
- a compromise of character or right
- I was determined not to accept any fine speeches, to the compromise of that sex the belonging to which was, after all, my strongest claim and title to them.
(ambitransitive) To bind by mutual agreement.
To adjust and settle by mutual concessions; to compound.
- Laban and himself were compromised / That all the eanlings which were streaked and pied / Should fall as Jacob's hire.
To find a way between extremes.
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.
- The controversy may easily be compromised .
To cause impairment of.
To breach (a security system).
- To pardon all who had been compromised in the late disturbances.
- He tried to compromise the security in the computer by guessing the password.
* compromising (adjective )
(uncountable, obsolete) The ability to endure pain or hardship; endurance.
(uncountable) The ability or practice of tolerating; an acceptance or patience with the beliefs, opinions or practices of others; a lack of bigotry.
(uncountable) The ability of the body (or other organism) to resist the action of a poison, to cope with a dangerous drug or to survive infection by an organism.
(countable) The variation or deviation from a standard, especially the maximum permitted variation in an engineering measurement.
(uncountable) The ability of the body to accept a tissue graft without rejection.