Quick answer
"Compromise" is a noun which is often translated as "la solución intermedia", and "commit" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "cometer". Learn more about the difference between "compromise" and "commit" below.
compromise(
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pruh
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mayz
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (mutual agreement)
a. la solución intermedia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The parties finally reached a compromise after three hours of negotiation.Después de tres horas de negociación, las partes finalmente llegaron a una solución intermedia.
2. (giving ground)
a. la transigencia
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Compromise is not one of her strong points.La transigencia no es su punto fuerte.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to come to a mutual agreement)
a. llegar a una solución intermedia
In the end we compromised and everyone gave $50.Al final llegamos a una solución intermedia y todos dieron 50 dólares.
4. (to make concessions)
a. transigir
If you two want to reach an agreement, you both need to learn how to compromise.Si quieren llegar a un acuerdo, ambos deben aprender a transigir.
b. hacer concesiones
They knew what they wanted and were not prepared to compromise.Sabían lo que querían y no estaban dispuestos a hacer concesiones.
5. (to accept something inferior)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It may be necessary to compromise on some immediate goals so that the project can continue.Tal vez sea necesario dejar de lado algunos objetivos inmediatos para que el proyecto siga adelante.
We are not prepared to compromise on quality.No estamos dispuestos a aceptar algo de calidad inferior.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
6. (to jeopardize)
a. comprometer
That strategy could compromise the safety of our soldiers.Esa estrategia podría comprometer la seguridad de nuestros soldados.
b. poner en peligro
These measures will compromise the future development of the project.Estas medidas pondrán en peligro el futuro desarrollo del proyecto.
7. (to discredit)
a. comprometer (reputation)
He wouldn't do anything to compromise his reputation.No haría nada que comprometiera su reputación.
8. (to weaken)
a. traicionar (principles)
As soon as you compromise your principles, you are lost.En cuanto traiciones tus principios, estás perdido.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
9. (to put oneself in a difficult situation)
a. ponerse en un compromiso
She is compromising herself by accepting this invitation.Al aceptar esta invitación se está poniendo en un compromiso.
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commit(
kuh
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miht
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to perpetrate)
a. cometer
He grew up in a rough neighborhood and committed his first crime at the age of seven.Se crió en un barrio peligroso y cometió su primer crimen a los siete años.
b. suicidarse
The hospital offers support for patients who have tried to commit suicide.El hospital ofrece apoyo para los pacientes que han intentado suicidarse.
2. (to entrust)
a. confiar
I committed my love to you and you threw it away when you left me for someone else.Te confié mi amor y lo tiraste cuando me abandonaste por otro.
3. (to put in)
a. internar (to a hospital)
Mary's husband committed her to the hospital due to her Alzheimer's disease.El esposo de Mary la internó en el hospital debido a su alzhéimer.
b. encarcelar (to prison)
The criminal was committed after the evidence was presented.El criminal fue encarcelado después de que se presentó la evidencia.
4. (to bind)
a. comprometer
You agree that this contract commits you to fulfilling its requirements.Estás aceptando que este contrato te compromete a cumplir sus requisitos.
b. comprometerse
I commit myself to upholding the laws of this country.Me comprometo a respetar las leyes de este país.
5. (legal)
a. enjuiciar
There was enough evidence to indicate that Steve may be guilty, so the magistrate committed him to trial.Había suficientes pruebas que indicaban que Steve podía ser culpable, así que el juez lo enjuició.
6. (to devote resources to)
a. asignar
The board committed the funds needed for completion of the road project.La junta asignó los fondos necesarios para llevar a cabo el proyecto vial.
7. (to refer)
a. remitir
The parliament committed the deliberation to a study group.El parlamento remitió el proyecto de ley a un grupo de estudio.
8. (to settle)
a. poner por escrito
The interested parties committed and signed the agreement.Los interesados pusieron por escrito y firmaron el acuerdo.
b. consignar
The voting results have to be committed at the end of the day.Los resultados de la votación se tienen que consignar al final del día.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
9. (to promise)
a. comprometerse
She committed to handing in the final project in two weeks.Se comprometió a entregar el proyecto final en dos semanas.
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