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Synonyms for compound
ˈkɒm paʊnd, kɒmˈpaʊnd; ˈkɒm paʊnd; kəmˈpaʊnd, ˈkɒm paʊnd

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  1. compound(noun)

    a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

    chemical compound

    needle-shaped, acerate, unlobed, elongate, sagittate, acuminate, orbicular, four-needled, simple, fiddle-shaped, acicular, three-needled, unsubdivided, five-needled, swordlike, shield-shaped, spearhead-shaped, dolabriform, apiculate, orbiculate, ovate, perfoliate, ensiform, spatula-shaped, bladelike, deltoid, wedge-shaped, cordiform, pandurate, arrow-shaped, hastate, oblanceolate, cordate, kidney-shaped, obovate, sword-shaped, obtuse, two-needled, caudate, needled, dolabrate, peltate, reniform, acerose, lancelike, heart-shaped, lanceolate, cuneate, lyrate, linear, sagittiform, elliptic, spatulate, oblong, panduriform

  2. compound, chemical compound(noun)

    (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

    chemical compound

    perfoliate, panduriform, cordiform, acuminate, arrow-shaped, oblanceolate, simple, unlobed, orbiculate, peltate, hastate, orbicular, acicular, ensiform, elongate, spearhead-shaped, sword-shaped, lanceolate, dolabrate, lyrate, acerate, obtuse, fiddle-shaped, elliptic, swordlike, sagittiform, pandurate, spatula-shaped, needled, cordate, unsubdivided, heart-shaped, five-needled, cuneate, dolabriform, obovate, reniform, bladelike, four-needled, apiculate, ovate, acerose, needle-shaped, spatulate, caudate, sagittate, shield-shaped, three-needled, kidney-shaped, linear, wedge-shaped, two-needled, deltoid, lancelike, oblong

  3. compound(adj)

    an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

    chemical compound

    swordlike, dolabrate, cordate, linear, sagittate, hastate, cuneate, unsubdivided, acicular, needled, ovate, obovate, lanceolate, oblong, three-needled, simple, orbiculate, cordiform, sword-shaped, fiddle-shaped, oblanceolate, heart-shaped, caudate, four-needled, peltate, perfoliate, apiculate, elliptic, spearhead-shaped, acuminate, five-needled, acerate, acerose, lyrate, unlobed, panduriform, reniform, elongate, dolabriform, arrow-shaped, two-needled, bladelike, obtuse, wedge-shaped, shield-shaped, spatula-shaped, pandurate, orbicular, needle-shaped, spatulate, kidney-shaped, sagittiform, deltoid, ensiform, lancelike

  4. compound(adj)

    composed of more than one part

    "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"


    ovate, three-needled, bladelike, sagittiform, swordlike, sagittate, acerose, simple, oblong, apiculate, lanceolate, oblanceolate, spatula-shaped, acicular, spearhead-shaped, cuneate, elliptic, fiddle-shaped, reniform, lancelike, orbicular, needle-shaped, obovate, orbiculate, panduriform, obtuse, cordate, unsubdivided, acuminate, kidney-shaped, spatulate, elongate, linear, caudate, lyrate, perfoliate, unlobed, peltate, dolabriform, five-needled, four-needled, dolabrate, arrow-shaped, pandurate, wedge-shaped, shield-shaped, sword-shaped, ensiform, needled, two-needled, deltoid, cordiform, hastate, acerate, heart-shaped

  5. compound(adj)

    consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts

    "soap is a compound substance"; "housetop is a compound word"; "a blackberry is a compound fruit"


    dolabrate, apiculate, deltoid, acerate, caudate, dolabriform, unsubdivided, acerose, heart-shaped, hastate, panduriform, lyrate, orbiculate, cordiform, sagittate, linear, swordlike, oblanceolate, bladelike, two-needled, needle-shaped, sagittiform, spatula-shaped, simple, unlobed, acicular, kidney-shaped, spatulate, three-needled, shield-shaped, lancelike, lanceolate, oblong, spearhead-shaped, fiddle-shaped, elliptic, ovate, five-needled, cuneate, pandurate, orbicular, needled, perfoliate, cordate, obovate, obtuse, ensiform, sword-shaped, wedge-shaped, acuminate, four-needled, arrow-shaped, peltate, elongate, reniform

  6. colonial, compound(verb)

    composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony

    "coral is a colonial organism"


    spatula-shaped, caudate, oblanceolate, five-needled, acerose, acerate, needled, apiculate, spatulate, cordiform, dolabrate, deltoid, ovate, four-needled, obtuse, lyrate, three-needled, simple, reniform, sword-shaped, arrow-shaped, unsubdivided, wedge-shaped, pandurate, unlobed, linear, fiddle-shaped, elliptic, hastate, acuminate, swordlike, kidney-shaped, spearhead-shaped, obovate, shield-shaped, perfoliate, elongate, orbicular, heart-shaped, orbiculate, cuneate, dolabriform, cordate, sagittate, two-needled, panduriform, acicular, needle-shaped, oblong, ensiform, peltate, sagittiform, bladelike, lancelike, lanceolate

  7. intensify, compound, heighten, deepen(verb)

    make more intense, stronger, or more marked

    "The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her"; "Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness"; "This event only deepened my convictions"

    change, sharpen, enhance, escalate, rise, step up, heighten, raise, combine, intensify, deepen

    sword-shaped, bladelike, cuneate, unlobed, ovate, panduriform, acerose, fiddle-shaped, ensiform, three-needled, caudate, spatula-shaped, reniform, simple, pandurate, sagittiform, sagittate, cordiform, acicular, needled, linear, peltate, heart-shaped, five-needled, orbicular, kidney-shaped, swordlike, acerate, apiculate, dolabriform, needle-shaped, spatulate, obtuse, obovate, elongate, elliptic, dolabrate, deltoid, wedge-shaped, oblong, acuminate, four-needled, arrow-shaped, perfoliate, spearhead-shaped, lyrate, lancelike, cordate, unsubdivided, two-needled, oblanceolate, hastate, shield-shaped, lanceolate, orbiculate

  8. compound, combine(verb)

    put or add together

    "combine resources"

    conflate, unite, blend, flux, coalesce, aggregate, merge, combine, mix, commingle, intensify, heighten, meld, fuse, immix, deepen

    five-needled, oblanceolate, orbiculate, shield-shaped, perfoliate, acicular, simple, ovate, linear, four-needled, reniform, swordlike, lanceolate, kidney-shaped, three-needled, elongate, arrow-shaped, cordiform, unsubdivided, peltate, elliptic, lyrate, sagittiform, spatula-shaped, oblong, acuminate, needle-shaped, sword-shaped, fiddle-shaped, acerate, apiculate, needled, acerose, wedge-shaped, hastate, two-needled, orbicular, heart-shaped, cuneate, bladelike, sagittate, unlobed, pandurate, cordate, lancelike, caudate, spatulate, spearhead-shaped, deltoid, ensiform, obtuse, obovate, dolabrate, dolabriform, panduriform

  9. compound(verb)

    calculate principal and interest

    deepen, intensify, heighten, combine

    cordiform, wedge-shaped, acerate, sword-shaped, unsubdivided, acuminate, three-needled, acicular, cuneate, spatula-shaped, two-needled, swordlike, oblong, sagittiform, arrow-shaped, dolabriform, elongate, fiddle-shaped, elliptic, panduriform, simple, heart-shaped, caudate, ovate, acerose, lanceolate, orbiculate, orbicular, sagittate, spearhead-shaped, dolabrate, four-needled, shield-shaped, spatulate, ensiform, cordate, peltate, pandurate, unlobed, oblanceolate, needled, bladelike, needle-shaped, deltoid, apiculate, kidney-shaped, lancelike, reniform, linear, obtuse, five-needled, lyrate, perfoliate, obovate, hastate

  10. compound(verb)

    create by mixing or combining

    deepen, intensify, heighten, combine

    linear, sagittiform, spearhead-shaped, two-needled, acerate, elliptic, four-needled, simple, sagittate, ensiform, obovate, acicular, oblanceolate, panduriform, orbiculate, shield-shaped, obtuse, unlobed, sword-shaped, ovate, lyrate, cuneate, unsubdivided, deltoid, caudate, lancelike, spatulate, reniform, elongate, fiddle-shaped, wedge-shaped, kidney-shaped, heart-shaped, needled, dolabrate, dolabriform, cordiform, cordate, peltate, acerose, bladelike, five-needled, pandurate, swordlike, arrow-shaped, orbicular, spatula-shaped, needle-shaped, oblong, acuminate, three-needled, perfoliate, lanceolate, apiculate, hastate

  11. compound, combine(verb)

    combine so as to form a whole; mix

    "compound the ingredients"

    conflate, unite, blend, flux, coalesce, aggregate, merge, combine, mix, commingle, intensify, heighten, meld, fuse, immix, deepen

    two-needled, acerose, orbicular, unlobed, spatula-shaped, dolabriform, caudate, linear, cordiform, acerate, wedge-shaped, simple, ovate, apiculate, oblong, spearhead-shaped, ensiform, peltate, heart-shaped, sagittiform, pandurate, dolabrate, shield-shaped, lancelike, oblanceolate, obovate, fiddle-shaped, acuminate, three-needled, bladelike, sword-shaped, lyrate, orbiculate, deltoid, obtuse, lanceolate, reniform, perfoliate, cordate, needled, arrow-shaped, swordlike, cuneate, kidney-shaped, acicular, elliptic, panduriform, sagittate, four-needled, elongate, five-needled, hastate, needle-shaped, unsubdivided, spatulate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compound

    That is complex which is made up of several connected parts. That is compound in which the parts are not merely connected, but fused, or otherwise combined into a single substance. In a composite object the different parts have less of unity than in that which is complex or compound, but maintain their distinct individuality. In a heterogeneous body unlike parts or particles are intermingled, often without apparent order or plan. Conglomerate (literally, globed together) is said of a confused mingling of masses or lumps of various substances. The New England pudding-stone is a conglomerate rock. In a complex object the arrangement and relation of parts may be perfectly clear; in a complicated mechanism the parts are so numerous, or so combined, that the mind can not readily grasp their mutual relations; in an intricate arrangement the parts are so intertwined that it is difficult to follow their windings; things are involved which are rolled together so as not to be easily separated, either in thought or in fact; things which are tangled or entangled mutually hold and draw upon each other. The conception of a material object is usually complex, involving form, color, size, and other elements; a clock is a complicated mechanism; the Gordian knot was intricate; the twining serpents of the Laocoon are involved. We speak of an abstruse statement, a complex conception, a confused heap, a heterogeneous mass, a tangled skein, an intricate problem; of composite architecture, an involved sentence; of the complicated or intricate accounts of a great business, the entangled accounts of an incompetent or dishonest bookkeeper.

    abstruse, complex, complicated, composite, confused, conglomerate, entangled, heterogeneous, intricate, involved, manifold, mingled, mixed, multiform, obscure, tangled

    clear, direct, homogeneous, obvious, plain, simple, uncombined, uncompounded, uniform, unraveled

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compound(v)

    concert, mix, amalgamate, fuse

    resolve, analyze

  2. compound(n)

    mixture, combination, amalgamation, junction, unification, coalescence

    decomposition, analysis, dissection, resolution

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compound(v. a.)

    mix, mingle, intermix, intermingle, blend, combine, amalgamate

  2. compound(v. a.)

    compromise, settle, adjust

  3. compound(v. n.)

    compromise, agree, come to terms, come to an agreement, make an arrangement

  4. compound(a.)

    complex, composite, compounded

  5. compound(n.)

    mixture, medley, olio, farrago, hodge-podge

  6. compound(n.)

    [In the East Indies.] yard (round a building), enclosure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. compound(n)

    combination, mixture, concoction, amalgamation, intermixture, conglomeration, farrago, medley, synthesis, salmagundi, jumble, olio, hodgepodge, olla podrida

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How to use compound in a sentence?

  1. Khalil Gibran:

    The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements, compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.

  2. Kim Lewis:

    The discovery of this novel compound challenges long-held scientific beliefs and holds great promise for treating an array of menacing infections.

  3. The White House:

    The operation targeted an al-Qa'ida-associated compound, where we had no reason to believe either hostage was present, located in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

  4. Warren Buffett:

    Read 500 pages every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”

  5. Zhang Yuqin:

    We haven't been back home since the explosions, the soldiers wouldn't let us into the compound. We heard they're cleaning up our homes. We haven't agreed to it, and don't know why they're cleaning up.

Translations for compound

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  • مركبArabic
  • съедине́ние, споразумявам се, оградено мя́сто, съчета́ние, събирам се, добавям, съединявам, сло́жен, съставен, смесвамBulgarian
  • sloučenina, složenýCzech
  • sammensatteDanish
  • Mischung, chemische Verbindung, VerbindungGerman
  • περίβολος, μίγμα, παρασκευάζω, κράμα, συμμιγής, σύνθετος, ενώνομαι, συνθέτω, συγκρότημα, ένωση, μιγνύω, συμβιβάζω, αναμιγνύω, προσθέτω, συμφωνώ, χημική ένωσηGreek
  • complejo, compuesto, compuesto químicoSpanish
  • kompleksEstonian
  • مرکب, آمیختن, همساخته, آمیخته, ترکیبPersian
  • laitos, yhdistelmä, yhdistyä, lisätä, seos, liittää, yhdiste, yhdistää, kemiallinen yhdiste, liittyäFinnish
  • composé, complexe, composer, composé chimiqueFrench
  • covroojidManx
  • לשלב, תרכובתHebrew
  • यौगिकHindi
  • vegyülék, elegy, fogolytábor, keverékHungarian
  • senyawaIndonesian
  • composto, mettersi d'accordo, comporre, composto chimico, mettere insieme, campo di prigionìa, costituito, unirsi, amalgama, miscuglio, accordarsi, aggiungereItalian
  • מתחםHebrew
  • 化合物Japanese
  • 화합물Korean
  • compositumLatin
  • pūhuiMāori
  • verbinding, samengesteld, complex, samenstellingDutch
  • sammensatteNorwegian
  • złożonyPolish
  • compor, composto, complexo, composto químico, cercadoPortuguese
  • compus chimic, compusRomanian
  • собира́ться, сме́шивать, компа́унд, сочета́ние, собра́ться, [[огороженный, соедине́ние, добавля́ть, ко́мплекс, сло́жный, составно́й, соединя́ть, объединя́ть, соединениеRussian
  • logor, kémījskī spȏj, kompleks, taborSerbo-Croatian
  • sestaviti, sestavljen, spojinaSlovene
  • sätta, kompromissa, inhägnad, sammansättning, förvärra, blanda, försvåra, förlikning, läger, blandning, göra upp, sammansatt, avtal, gård, förening, förlika, bilägga, överenskommelse, sammansatt ämne, fSwedish
  • கலவைTamil
  • สารประกอบThai
  • karışım, bileşim, bileşikTurkish
  • з'єднанняUkrainian
  • کمپاؤنڈUrdu
  • hợp chất, phức tạpVietnamese
  • קאַמפּאַונדYiddish
  • 複合Chinese

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