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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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There is nothing in the world less nourishing than an olla podrida; to canons, or rectors of colleges, or peasants' weddings with your ollas podridas, but let us have none of them on the tables of governors, where everything that is present should be delicate and refined; and the reason is, that always, everywhere and by everybody, simple medicines are more esteemed than compound ones, for we cannot go wrong in those that are simple, while in the compound we may, by merely altering the quantity of the things composing them.
The executive power will be derived from a very compound source.
It was thus rather the exacting nature of my aspirations than any particular degradation in my faults, that made me what I was, and, with even a deeper trench than in the majority of men, severed in me those provinces of good and ill which divide and compound man's dual nature.
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.
A Noun is a composite significant sound, not marking time, of which no part is in itself significant: for in double or compound words we do not employ the separate parts as if each were in itself significant.
The glorious results may readily be imagined; a happy compound of strength and sweetness, enough to soothe the most ruffled temper and unsettle the most solid understanding.
Our loves are not given, but only lent, At compound interest of cent per cent.
Certainly it is good to compound employments of both; for that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age, may correct the defects of both; and good for succession, that young men may be learners, while men in age are actors; and, lastly, good for extern accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favor and popularity, youth.
There is one other compound that would destroy the magic spell of the Liquid of Petrifaction and restore my wife and Unc Nunkie to life," said he.
We descended to the compound, and I walked with Lys to the door of her quarters.
They passed out of the compound through a small wicker gate, and went on under the blazing sun, winding about among new-planted cocoanuts that threw no shade.
I do further admit that I did, deliberately and shamelessly, compound my wife's felony.