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compound

adjective

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  1. made from the joining of two or more parts or elements a compound word Synonyms of compound amalgamated, compositeWords Related to compound blended, combined, commingled, mingled, mixed; coalescent, fused, integrated; interlaced, intermixed, intertwined, interwoven; cut-and-pasteNear Antonyms of compound uncombined, unmixedAntonyms of compound noncompound, simple


compound

noun

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compound

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of compound

  1. 1 to make greater in size, amount, or number we compounded our error by waiting too long to call for help Synonyms of compound accelerate, add (to), aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build up, increase, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, hype, multiply, pump up, raise, swell, stoke, supersize, upWords Related to compound boom, jump, skyrocket, spike; bump (up), ratchet (up) also rachet (up); blow up, dilate, distend, inflate; draw out, elongate, flesh (out), lengthen, prolong, protract, stretch; develop, enhance, heighten, intensify, magnify; complement, supplement; beef (up), reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; maximize; accumulate, amass, collect; follow up, parlayNear Antonyms of compound abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; compress, condense, constrict, contract; cut back, retrenchAntonyms of compound abate, decrease, de-escalate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, minify, reduce, subtract (from)

  2. 2 to put or bring together so as to form a new and longer whole the German language's propensity for compounding words Synonyms of compound catenate, chain, connect, concatenate, conjugate, couple, hitch, hook, interconnect, interlink, join, link, yokeWords Related to compound articulate, dovetail, integrate, interlock, intermesh; cord, string, wire; cement, coalesce, combine, fuse, unite, weldNear Antonyms of compound detach, disengage, divide, part, split; cleave, rupture, sever, sunderAntonyms of compound disconnect, disjoin, disjoint, dissever, disunite, separate, unchain, uncouple, unhitch, unlink, unyoke



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