First of all, thank you for your assistance in advance.
When I am reading this Op-ed,
there is a line,( in the second paragraph )
And if he did unnecessarily compromise the source of the sensitive information >he shared with the Russians, shame on him.
Now, I used to know, or I might have not known very accurately regarding this verb, and I checked the Merriam Unabridged. It says,
2 of factions : to adjust or settle by partial mutual relinquishment of >principles, position, or claims : settle by coming to terms
3 a : to put in jeopardy : endanger (as life, reputation, or dignity) by some >act that cannot be recalled : expose to suspicion, discredit, or mischief b : to cause (a person) embarrassment, humiliation, or shame by improper >sexual advances or by allowing the suspicion of such to arise same man> c : to reveal or expose to unauthorized persons and especially to an enemy >(the nature, details, or workings of classified matter or a classified device) system>
Now I personally would guess the definition 3 is used in the line.
However, it seems to me personally, 2 and 3 have different meanings in a way the former has some positive nuance whilst the latter has the negative.
Am I correct about this? And should it be so, how come a verb can have 2 unparallel meanings?
Any answer will be appreciated with great thanks.