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concession

concession

/kənˈsɛʃən/
noun
something that is done, allowed, or allowed to have in order to put an end to a disagreement; the act of giving or allowing this

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acquiescence

acquiescence

/ˌækwiˈɛsəns/
noun
willingness to accept something or do what others want without question

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treaty

treaty

/ˈtɹiti/
noun
an official agreement between two or more governments or states

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consensus

consensus

/kənˈsɛnsəs/
noun
an agreement reached by all members of a group

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inducement

inducement

/ˌɪnˈdusmənt/
noun
something given to someone in order to persuade or encourage them to do something particular

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concord

concord

/ˈkɑnˌkɔɹd/, /ˈkɑnkɝd/
noun
agreement and peace between people or a group of countries

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abrogation

abrogation

/ˌæbɹəˈɡeɪʃən/
noun
the act of officially abolishing or ending a law, agreement, etc.

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capitulation

capitulation

/kəˌpɪtʃəˈɫeɪʃən/
noun
the act of not resisting something anymore and agreeing to it

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breach

breach

/ˈbɹitʃ/
noun
an act that violates an agreement, law, etc.

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collusion

collusion

/kəˈɫuʒən/
noun
secret agreement particularly made to deceive people

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convention

convention

/kənˈvɛnʃən/
noun
a formal agreement between countries

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arbitration

arbitration

/ˌɑɹbɪˈtɹeɪʃən/
noun
the process in which a person is officially appointed to act as a judge and settle an argument

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intercession

intercession

/ˌɪnɝˈsɛʃən/, /ˌɪntɝˈsɛʃən/
noun
the action of talking to someone so that they help settle an argument or show kindness to someone else

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intermediary

intermediary

/ˌɪnɝˈmidiɛɹi/, /ˌɪntɝˈmidiɛɹi/
noun
an organization or someone who helps others to reach an agreement

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complaisance

complaisance

/kəmplˈeɪsəns/
noun
willingness to do what makes others pleased and accept their opinions

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bargaining chip

bargaining chip

/bˈɑːɹɡɪnɪŋ tʃˈɪp/
noun
anything that gives an advantage to a person or group when trying to reach an agreement

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concordat

concordat

/kənkˈoːɹdæt/
noun
a formal agreement, particularly one between a certain country and the Roman Catholic Church

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exhortation

exhortation

/ˌɛɡˌzɔɹˈteɪʃən/
noun
a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action

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intervention

intervention

/ˌɪntɝˈvɛnʃən/
noun
involvement in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse

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ratification

ratification

/ˌɹætəfəˈkeɪʃən/
noun
the act of validating an agreement by signing it or voting for it

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to yield

to yield

/ˈjiɫd/
verb
to stop fighting something or someone

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to undertake

to undertake

/ˈəndɝˌteɪk/
verb
to take responsibility for something and start to do it

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to sway

to sway

/ˈsweɪ/
verb
to encourage someone to do or believe something
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to retract

to retract

/ɹiˈtɹækt/
verb
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

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to rupture

to rupture

/ˈɹəptʃɝ/
verb
to cause an agreement or relation to be breached

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settlement

settlement

/ˈsɛtəɫmənt/
noun
an official agreement that puts an end to a dispute

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to reconcile

to reconcile

/ˈɹɛkənˌsaɪɫ/
verb
to become or make a person become friendly again with another after ending a disagreement or dispute

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to renege

to renege

/ɹɪˈnɪɡ/
verb
to act against an agreement, promise, etc.

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to nullify

to nullify

/ˈnəɫəˌfaɪ/
verb
to legally invalidate an agreement, decision, etc.

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coaxing

coaxing

/ˈkoʊksɪŋ/
adjective
persuasive in a gentle manner

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concordant

concordant

/kənkˈoːɹdənt/
adjective
following an agreement

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to prevail on

to prevail on

/pɹɪvˈeɪl ˈɑːn/
verb
to persuade and convince a person to do something

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to realign

to realign

/ɹiəˈɫaɪn/
verb
to change one's opinions, beliefs, etc. to be like those of another person or group

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submissively

submissively

/səbmˈɪsɪvli/
adverb
in a manner that displays obedience

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uncontentious

uncontentious

/ʌnkəntˈɛnʃəs/
adjective
unlikely to cause an argument

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to concede

to concede

/kənˈsid/
verb
to reluctantly admit that something is true after denying it first

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to compromise

to compromise

/ˈkɑmpɹəˌmaɪz/
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to come to an agreement after a dispute by reducing demands

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to covenant

to covenant

/ˈkəvənənt/
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to legally agree or to promise to do or give something to someone, particularly to make regular payments to a person or organization

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countenance

countenance

/ˈkaʊntənəns/
noun
formal and explicit approval

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to defer to

to defer to

/dɪfˈɜː tuː/
verb
to accept someone's decision or opinion based on mere respect for that person

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