compel, v. 1. coerce, force, drive, press, constrain, pressure, oblige, hustle, railroad; impel, urge, impress, provoke, extort, cause, require, exact, necessitate, make; draft, conscript, commandeer; persuade, induce, prevail upon, insist upon, Inf. shove or ram down [s.o.'s] throat; apply pressure, Si. lean against or on, armtwist, twist [s.o.'s] arm, put the screws on or to, Inf. strong-arm, put the heat on, squeeze.
2. tyrannize, terrorize, threaten, bulldoze, dragoon; bully, hector, torment, harass, abuse, taunt, tease, bullyrag; intimidate, browbeat, overawe, cow, frighten, terrify, petrify.
3. subdue, suppress, quash, quell, squash, crush; overpower, overwhelm, overcome; conquer, vanquish, defeat, override.
4. control, master, dominate, lay down the law to, supervise, direct, manage, boss, manipulate; domineer, overbear, boss around, lord it over, Inf. pull rank, ride roughshod over; curb, check, bind, repress, restrict; Law. distrain.
compendious, adj. concise, terse, succinct, brief, comprehensive, summary, packed, pithy, inclusive, elliptical, synoptic, compact, sententious; contracted, compressed, condensed, abridged, shortened, short.
compendium, n. 1. treatise, dissertation, thesis, essay, theme, discourse, tract, study.
2. summary, epitome, synopsis, abstract, symposium, compilation, digest, conspectus; condensation, abridgment, reduction, compression, abbreviation; analysis, recapitulation; r£sum£, brief, precis; outline, aper£u, sketch, review, syllabus, prospectus, Latin, multum in parvo; docket, bulletin, minute; extracts, fragments, cuttings, analects, clippings, citations.
3. full list, inventory, account.
compensate, v. 1. counterbalance, counterweigh, counterpoise, countervail, offset, be equivalent to; counteract, neutralize, nullify, cancel or cancel out; balance, equalize, handicap, even, square, equate; adjust, adapt, accommodate, Naut. (of sails) trim.
2. recompense, repay, reimburse, indemnify, refund; pay, remunerate, reward; make restitution, make amends, requite; satisfy, make up for, redress; atone, expiate, make good.
3. retaliate, pay back, get back, get even, even or settle the score, return like for like, give tit for tat, Inf. give [s.o.] a taste of his own medicine, Euph. return the compliment.
compensation, n. 1. remuneration, payment, pay, Brit. SI. get; salary, wages, emolument, consideration, hire; earnings, income, revenue, profits; charge, Hist. scot, fee, stipend, honorarium; reward, bonus, grant, benefaction; tip, gratuity, douceur, Fr. pourboire; bribe, hush money, payola, graft; commission, percentage, share, brokerage; cut, slice, Inf rake-off, Inf. kickback.
2. repayment, reimbursement; satisfaction, damages, Law. solatium, indemnification, indemnity, recoupment; restitution, penalty, fine, (in Anglo-Saxon and Germanic countries) wergild; requital, quittance, return, redress; atonement, amends, expiation, reparation, retribution.
3. retaliation, reprisal, vengeance; reciprocation, tit for tat, quid pro quo, an eye for an eye, a Roland for an Oliver.
4. counterbalance, counterweight, counterpoise, offset, equivalent; neutralization, nullification cancella-