(Com*pat`i*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. compatibilité.] The quality or power of being compatible or
congruous; congruity; as, a compatibility of tempers; a compatibility of properties.
(Com*pat"i*ble) a. [F., fr. LL. compatibilis, fr. L. compati. See Compassion.] Capable of
existing in harmony; congruous; suitable; not repugnant; usually followed by with.
Our poets have joined together such qualities as are by nature the most compatible.
Syn. Consistent; suitable; agreeable; accordant.
(Com*pat"i*ble*ness), n. Compatibility; consistency; fitness; agreement.
(Com*pat"i*bly), adv. In a compatible manner.
(Com*pa"tient) a. [L. compatients, p. pr. of compati. See Compassion.] Suffering or
enduring together. [Obs.] Sir G. Buck.
(Com*pa"tri*ot) n. [F. compatriote, LL. compatriotus; com- + patriota a native. See Patriot,
and cf. Copatriot.] One of the same country, and having like interests and feeling.
The distrust with which they felt themselves to be regarded by their compatriots in America.
(Com*pa"tri*ot), a. Of the same country; having a common sentiment of patriotism.
She [Britain] rears to freedom an undaunted race,
Compatriot, zealous, hospitable, kind.
(Com*pa"tri*ot*ism) n. The condition of being compatriots.
(Com*pear") v. i. [F. comparoir, L. comparere; com- + parere to appear.]
1. To appear. [Obs.]
2. (Law) To appear in court personally or by attorney. [Scot.]
(Com*peer") [OE. comper, through French fr. L. compar; com- + par equal. See Peer an
equal, and cf. 1st Compare.] An equal, as in rank, age, prowess, etc.; a companion; a comrade; a mate.
And him thus answer'd soon his bold compeer.
His compeer in arms.
(Com*peer"), v. t. To be equal with; to match. [R.]
In my rights,
By me invested, he compeers the best.
(Com*peer", Com*peir") v. i. See Compear.
(Com*pel") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Compelled ; p. pr. & vb. n Compelling.] [L. compellere, compulsum,
to drive together, to compel, urge; com- + pellere to drive: cf. OF. compellir. See Pulse.]
1. To drive or urge with force, or irresistibly; to force; to constrain; to oblige; to necessitate, either by physical
or moral force.
Wolsey . . . compelled the people to pay up the whole subsidy at once.
And they compel one Simon . . . to bear his cross.
Mark xv. 21.