(n.) = commitment ; engagement ; stake in the ground ; compromise. Ex: Bureaux can be useful for proving trials, and the deferment of commitments until a suitable size of data base has been accumulated in the computer system. Ex: Any attempt to coerce a response without good reason based on that child's present predicament is to place in jeopardy the child's willing engagement now and in the future. Ex: The first version of any software is usually best seen as a stake in the ground. Ex: A compromise between expressive and non-expressive notation is to be found in the Second Edition of the Bliss Bibliographic Classification Scheme. ---- * alcanzar un compromiso = reach + an agreement. * anillo de compromiso = engagement ring. * compromiso con = commitment to. * compromiso matrimonial = engagement. * compromiso matrimonial, el = marriage bond, the. * compromiso oficial = public engagement ; official engagement. * compromiso personal = personal engagement ; personal investment. * compromiso por escrito = written commitment ; promissory. * compromiso social = social engagement. * compromiso verbal = verbal commitment. * con compromisos = strings attached. * cumplir (con) un compromiso = live up to + commitment. * firme compromiso = strong commitment. * fuerte compromiso = strong commitment. * hacer honor a un compromiso = live up to + commitment ; honour + a commitment. * libre y sin compromiso = footloose and fancy-free. * llegar a un compromiso = reach + an agreement ; meet + Nombre + halfway ; reach + a compromise. * sin compromiso = without obligation ; fancy-free ; unattached. * sin compromiso alguno = no obligation. * sin compromiso ninguno = no obligation. * sin compromisos = with no strings attached. * sin ningún compromiso = no obligation. * soltero y sin compromiso = single and unattached. (n.) = awkward situation. Ex: Sometimes it's really hard to avoid an awkward situation. ---- * poner a Alguien en el compromiso de = leave + Nombre + with the choice of. * poner a Alguien en un compromiso = put + Alguien + on the spot ; put + Nombre + in an awkward situation. * ponerse en un compromiso = place + Reflexivo + in an awkward situation ; put + Reflexivo + into + position.