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compound

adjective aggregate, aggregated, associated, blended, combined, commixed, complex, complicated, composite, conglomerate, congregated, conjoint, conjugate, connected, convoluted, elaborate, embodied, fused, hybridized, incorporated, infused, inseparable, integrated, interlaced, intermingled, interwoven, intricate, involved, manifold, merged, mingled, mixed, mosaic, multifarious, multiform, multiple, multiplex, solid, tied, united, varied, variegated, woven
Associated concepts: compound a crime, compound interrst, compound larceny, compounding a felony
Foreign phrases: Aestimatid praeteriti delicti ex postremo facto nunquam crescit.The weight of an offense committed in the past is never increased by a subsequent fact.

compound

verb accrue, add to, advance, aggravate, amount, amplificare, annex, append, augere, be augmented, be numerous, become greater, become larger, branch out, build up, burgeon, connribute to, develop, dilatare, dilate, distend, elaborate, enhance, enlarge, enrich, exacerbate, exaggerate, exalt, expand, fill in, fill out, fortify, further, gain ground, gain strength, get ahead, give strength to, glorify, greaten, grow larger, heighten, increase, increase the numbers, inflate, lend force to, lengthen, magnify, make greater, make larger, multiply, open out, parlay, pile up, prolong, protract, raise, refine, reinforce, restrengthen, spread out, strengthen, subjoin, superadd, supplement, widen
Associated concepts: compounding a crime, compounding a debt, compounding a felony, compounding penalty
Foreign phrases: Aestimatio praeteriti delicti ex postremo facto nunquam crescit.The weight of a past crime is never increased by a subsequent fact.
See also: adhere, close, coalescence, collective, combination, combine, commingle, complex, composite, confines, conglomerate, conjoin, consolidate, desegregate, development, include, incorporate, incorporation, join, make, melange, merge, solution, substance, unite

compound

to agree not to prosecute or proceed in return for a consideration.
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Gamut--David Gamut," returned the singing master, preparing to wash down his sorrows in a powerful draught of the woodsman's high-flavored and well-laced compound.
Fight or flee, or compound with the outlaws as thou dost list, ask neither aid nor company from us; and if they rob only such as thee, who rob all the world, I, for mine own share, shall hold them right honest folk.
It is not a mere invention, but a compound of the words smile and eyelash.
But there still remained the last and crowning act, which the people of the Union alone were competent to perform--the institution of civil government, for that compound nation, the United States of America.
To be brief, he took the materials, of which he made a compound, mixing them all and boiling them a good while until it seemed to him they had come to perfection.
I'll tell you what it is, worship," said Robin, "we three rascally servants will compound our back wages for those plates.
If the circumstances of our country are such as to demand a compound instead of a simple, a confederate instead of a sole, government, the essential point which will remain to be adjusted will be to discriminate the OBJECTS, as far as it can be done, which shall appertain to the different provinces or departments of power; allowing to each the most ample authority for fulfilling the objects committed to its charge.
The executive power will be derived from a very compound source.
His skin, already white, seemed to have been extra-whitened by some secret compound.
He led me to an inner chamber where I beheld a battery of twenty radium pumps any one of which was equal to the task of furnishing all Mars with the atmosphere compound.
Suddenly and at the same moment, the ebullition ceased and the compound changed to a dark purple, which faded again more slowly to a watery green.
Spectrum analysis of the black powder points unmistakably to the presence of an unknown element with a brilliant group of three lines in the green, and it is pos- sible that it combines with argon to form a compound which acts at once with deadly effect upon some constituent in the blood.