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compound vb. (the following uses are obs.)
1. to construct, form, make up, constitute H5 V. ii. 220 “Shall not thou and I . . . compound a boy?,” Tim. IV. ii. 35, IV. iii. 274.
2. to settle (a difference) Shr. I. ii. 27 “ this quarrel,” R3 II. i. 75; also intr. to agree, make terms, settle Meas. IV. ii. 25, John II. i. 281 “Till thou whose right is worthiest,” Lr. I. ii. 144; fig. H5 IV. vi. 33.
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.2
    • William Shakespeare, King John, 2.1
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V, 4.6
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