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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  09/DEZ/2010 5:21 PM
Assunto:  Compromise ?
 
Mensagem: 

 The problem, of course, is that "compromisso" has more complex meanings than "compromise".  The following is from Merriam-Webster.  We can ignore (1) and (2) because they are obsolete.  (3) is used mainly in formal English.  (4) is the usual, day-to-day meaning.  In short, it's the "fazer conceiçôes" of Josi's post.

 



 
Main Entry: 1com·pro·mise    Pronunciation Guide
Pronunciation: primarystresskämprschwasecondarystressmimacrz
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): -s
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French compromis, from Latin compromissum, from neuter of compromissus, past participle of compromittere to promise mutually to abide by the decision of an arbiter, from com- + promittere to promise -- more at PROMISE
1 obsolete : an agreement to refer matters in dispute to arbitrators
2 a (1) obsolete : settlement of a dispute by means of an arbiter (2) : the delegation to one or more responsible persons of the right to elect -- used especially of papal elections b : a settlement by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions : a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights resulting in an agreement : COMPOSITION
3 : a committal to something derogatory, hazardous, or objectionable : a prejudicial concession : SURRENDER compromise of character>
4 : the result or embodiment of concession or adjustment compromise>; especially : a thing intermediate between or blending qualities of two different things
compromise solution>




Main Entry: 1com·pro·mise    Pronunciation Guide
Pronunciation: primarystresskämprschwasecondarystressmimacrz
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): -s
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French compromis, from Latin compromissum, from neuter of compromissus, past participle of compromittere to promise mutually to abide by the decision of an arbiter, from com- + promittere to promise -- more at PROMISE
1 obsolete : an agreement to refer matters in dispute to arbitrators
2 a (1) obsolete : settlement of a dispute by means of an arbiter (2) : the delegation to one or more responsible persons of the right to elect -- used especially of papal elections b : a settlement by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions : a reciprocal abatement of extreme demands or rights resulting in an agreement : COMPOSITION
3 : a committal to something derogatory, hazardous, or objectionable : a prejudicial concession : SURRENDER compromise of character>
4 : the result or embodiment of concession or adjustment compromise>; especially : a thing intermediate between or blending qualities of two different things
compromise solution>




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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Compromise ?  –  Fox Fox  09/DEZ/2010, 2:55 PM
Compromise ?  –  Josi  09/DEZ/2010, 4:47 PM
 Compromise ?  –  Dale-USA  09/DEZ/2010, 5:21 PM
Compromise ?  –  Fox Fox  09/DEZ/2010, 9:48 PM
Compromise ?  –  Fox Fox  11/DEZ/2010, 5:53 PM

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