Involved vs Compound - What's the difference?

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Involved is a related term of compound.


As adjectives the difference between involved and compound

is that involved is complicated while compound is composed of elements; not simple.

As verbs the difference between involved and compound

is that involved is (involve) while compound is to form (a resulting mixture) by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts.

As a noun compound is

an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined or compound can be anything made by combining several things.

involved

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Complicated.
  • He related an involved story about every ancestor since 1895.
  • * 1915 ,
  • Miss Price told him a long, involved story, which made out that Mrs. Otter, a humdrum and respectable little person, had scabrous intrigues.
  • Associated with others, be a participant or make someone be a participant (in a crime, process, etc.)
  • He was involved in the project for three years.
    He got involved in a bar fight.
    When the family wrapped up my father's will, no one tried to make me feel involved .
  • Having an affair with someone.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (involve)
  • The explanation involved potatoes, squirrels, and race cars.

    compound

    Etymology 1

    Possibly from (etyl) kampong, .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined
  • a group of buildings situated close together, e.g. for a school or block of offices
  • Synonyms
    * gaol/jail, pen, pound, prison

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) compounen, from (etyl) componre, .

    Adjective

    (-)
  • composed of elements; not simple
  • a compound word
  • * I. Watts
  • Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances.
  • (music) An octave higher than originally (i.e. a compound major second is equivalent to a major ninth).
  • Synonyms
    * (composed of elements) composite
    Antonyms
    * (composed of elements) simple
    Derived terms
    * compound chocolate * compound interest

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Anything made by combining several things.
  • (chemistry, dated) A substance made from any combination elements.
  • (chemistry) A substance formed by chemical union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight.
  • (linguistics) A lexeme that consists of more than one stem; compound word; for example (laptop), formed from (lap) and (top).
  • Synonyms
    * (anything made by combining several things) amalgam, blend, combination, composite, mix, mixture * (word) compound word
    Hyponyms
    * (word) closed compound * (word) hyphenated compound * (word) open compound

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To form (a resulting mixture) by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts.
  • to compound a medicine
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort
  • To assemble (ingredients) into a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
  • * Addison
  • We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture.
  • To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Only compound me with forgotten dust.
  • (legal) To settle by agreeing on less than the claim, or on different terms than those stipulated.
  • to compound a debt
  • To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.
  • To come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; usually followed by with'' before the person participating, and ''for before the thing compounded or the consideration.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Here's a fellow will help you to-morrow; compound with him by the year.
  • * Clarendon
  • They were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower.
  • * R. Carew
  • Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds.
  • * Hudibras
  • Compound for sins they are inclined to / By damning those they have no mind to.
  • (obsolete) To compose; to constitute.
  • * Shakespeare
  • his pomp and all what state compounds
  • To worsen a situation or thing state
  • * New Family Structure Study
  • This problem is compounded when these studies compare data from the small convenience samples of gay parenting with data on heterosexual parenting
    Synonyms
    * (to come to terms of agreement) agree * (to put together) assemble, blend, combine, join, join together, mix, put together, unite * (to add to) augment, increase * settle
    Derived terms
    * compoundable

    References